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Lagos Assembly demotes 2 principal officers, suspends 2 others

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has demoted two of its principal officers and suspended indefinitely two other members over gross misconduct, insubordination and actions that can destabilise the House.

The Two principal officers included the Chief Whip of the House, Hon. Rotimi Abiru and the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh.

Two members of the House are Hon. Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland Constituency 2) and Hon. Kazeem Raheem Adewale (Ibeji Lekki Constituency 2).

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, who made this known at the plenary session held today in Lagos, stated that the House is the hope of the people and the heartbeat of democracy and that it 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 decisions were supported through voice votes by the members present during plenary.

The request for the removal of the two Principal Notice and change in the leadership was contained in a letter read on the floor of the House by the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni.

Mr Sanni stated that the 26 members that signed the letter wished to notify the House “to change the leadership of the House including, Hon. Rotimi Abiru as the Chief Whip and Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Olumuyiwa Jimoh”.

It was gathered that the removal of the principal officers and suspension of the two members came amidst speculation that there were critical issues that could divide the House and that more revelations might come in the coming days.

However, the House announced the death of Mr Debo Adegbesan, a Principal Legislative Officer on Grade Level 12, who died in the early hours of Monday 9th March 2020 at the age of 37 years.

The House subsequently adjourned sitting to Tuesday 10th March 2020.

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