“Incidentally both Miranda and Kasumu are very close to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. While Kasumu is the son of late Aibibatu Mogaji’s daughter and Tinubu’s nephew, Miranda is the younger sister of Tinubu’s former AIde de camp and Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal.”
Civil Society Organisations in Lagos state has scheduled a meeting with the four aggrieved lawmakers with the view to resolve the crisis that has engulfed the Lagos state House of Assembly.
Newsnow investigation revealed that the Speaker, Rt Hon Mudashiru Obasa, after meeting with the civil society organizations on Wednesday agreed to recall the affected lawmakers, while the group also promised to have a meeting with the four lawmakers to convey the Speaker’s decision on the issue.
Sources within the group hinted that the four lawmakers may have to agree with the proposal put forward by the Speaker to resolve the issues.
For instance, the two principal officers; Hon Muyiwa Jimoh from Apapa Constituency 2 and Rotimi Abiru from Shomolu 2 may have to forgo the deputy majority leader and chief whip positions they held before the crisis.
Hon. Moshood Oshun from Lagos Mainland 2 and Adewale Raheem from Ibeju/Lekki 2 were suspended indefinitely.
The Speaker in a minor reshuffle on Friday (today) did not restore the two principal officials; Jimoh and Abiru to their former positions.
It is not clear when the four lawmakers will be recalled, but sources within the House say, the CSO is expected to brief the Speaker after their meeting with the affected lawmakers on Sunday.
According to the source, “ now that the Speaker has reshuffled the House committee, he is likely to recall the four lawmakers next week.”
The Speaker seems to have sealed the fate of the affected lawmakers, for instance, the chief whip position taken from Rotimi Abiru was given to Hon Mojisola Miranda, while the chairmanship of house committee on lands that Senator Bayo Oshinowo proposed for one of his boys was given to Hon Adedamola Richard Kasumu. Incidentally both Miranda and Kasumu are very close to the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. While Kasumu is the son of late Aibibatu Mogaji’s daughter and Tinubu’s nephew, Miranda is the younger sister of Tinubu’s former AIde de camp and Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal.
Those who understand the politics of the House say, it was a deft move by Speaker Obasa and will be difficult for Tinubu to order the reversal because his ‘main people’ were involved.