In a unanimous decision, members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday evening passed a vote of confidence on the speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa with a promise to support his leadership of leadership of the ninth legislative session.
The lawmakers took turn to eulogise the speaker, reeling out some achievements he had either personally conceptualised or supported and guided the House to see through.
The lawmakers explained that the decision to pass the vote of confidence on the speaker was borne out of the fact that he has continued to hold the state legislative arm as one, which according to them, has made the Assembly a reference point to other state Houses of Assembly.
Raising a motion under ‘Matter of urgent public importance’, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, member representing Kosofe Constituency 2 in the House, noted that it was right to commend Obasa for providing the opportunity for members of the House to raise their shoulders high among their colleagues in other states of the federation.
Braimoh noted that in a society that is quick to condemn and not fast to commend, passing a vote of confidence on the speaker can be the least, especially judging by the way he has handled the affairs of the House so far.
“The new members are fully integrated because of trainings and mentorship from your leadership. Our regular constituency stakeholders meetings have always recorded huge successes.
“So many meaningful and impactful motions and bills have been initiated and passed under your leadership. You are also recognised in other states for you efforts at ensuring the independent of the legislative arm of government.
“We are being well led under your leadership and for these reasons, I want to move that we pass a vote of confidence on the speaker as a purposeful leader,” Braimoh said.
In his contribution, Hon. Abiodun Tobun representing Epe Constituency 1, commended the speaker for his courage adding that his experience in legislature had shown that no weakling can lead a parliament.
He recalled how the House had faced intimidation and muzzling but that the speaker had always stood his ground at such situations ensuring that the Assembly is never ridiculed.
Commenting on the motion, the majority leader of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, noted that through the speaker, the House has recorded many achievements.
“I stood here weeks back to talk about the achievements of the executive arm and this is because we are a supportive legislature. It wouldn’t have been possible without a good leadership.
“Your time has been very impressive and we ask for more from you because the reward for good work is more work,” Agunbiade added.
While Hon. Yinka Ogindimu representing Agege Constituency 2, stated that Obasa had been a blessing to the Assembly and that he had done a lot as the speaker of the House.