Lagos State House Of Assembly Sacks Chief Whip, Deputy Leader, Suspends Two Members Indefinitely, Over Gross Misconduct

The Lagos State House of Assembly, has on Monday, passed a resolution sacking two of its Principal Officers, and suspending two Members indefinitely, for gross misconduct, insubordination, and action that could destabilise the House.

The Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, announced the punitive measures, following voice votes by the Members present during plenary session.

Mr. Obasa said that the Principal Officers that were removed included the Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru, and Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh.

The Speaker also announced that the suspended members were Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland Constituency II), and Kazeem Raheem Adewale (Ibeji Lekki Constituencyy II).

Mr. Obasa explained that the House is the hope of the people, and the heartbeat of democracy, and as such should be well guided.

“I hereby invoke section 68 and section 70 4 (a, b) 2 and 3 of the House Rules, in respect of gross misconduct, insubordination, and action that can destabilise this House.

“I hereby move that Hon. Moshood Oshun and Hon. Raheem Adewale, be placed on suspension indefinitely”, the Speaker said.

The two decisions were supported through voice votes by the Members present during plenary session, on Monday.

The request for the removal notice of the two Principal Officers and change in the Leadership, was contained in a letter read at the plenary by the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni.

Sanni explained that the letter, signed by the 26 Members, notified the House to change the Leadership of the House, including Rotimi Abiru as the Chief Whip, and Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh.

He said that their removal and suspension, came amidst speculation that they were involved in critical issues that could divide the House, and that more revelations might come in the coming days.

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