Photos: Speaker Obasa, Lagos Lawmakers Get Certificate Of Return

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– Legislators Thank Lagosians for Mandate

Speaker, Lagos State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and other lawmakers-elect on Thursday received their Certificate of Return, CoR, from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, promising to ensure a greater Lagos at the 10th Assembly.

Speaking to journalists after receiving the CoR, Dr. Obasa said, “On behalf of my colleagues, we will continue to build on the success of the current Assembly when we resume for the 10th Assembly. We want to assure Lagosians that we will continue to make laws, pass motions and resolutions that will bring progress to Lagos and protect the interests of residents.

“That’s the assurance that I have from the 39 other members-elect.”

A total of 38 lawmakers-elect from the All Progressives Congress, APC, and two from the opposition received their Certificates of Return.

The Speaker, at the event which had Governor Babajide SanwoOlu and Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, in attendance, thanked his constituents in Agege and Lagosians for their support for the APC.

“I thank my people in Agege for their consistency, loyalty and support at all times. And to Lagosians, we say thank you. At least APC has 38 lawmakers-elect out of the 40 for the House of Assembly. We have the three senatorial seats and a whole lot in the House of Representatives. We are very happy about this and have reasons to thank Lagosians.

“We are going to support the Governor in his assignments to bring growth and progress to Lagos State as well as protect the lives and property of our people.

“However, supporting the executive arm does not mean we are going to compromise or abandon our constitutionally guaranteed responsibilities,” Obasa said.

He expressed optimism that Lagos will benefit from the centre in the next administration because “we have a President-elect that we all have absolute confidence in and who had done very well in Lagos State with good track record.

“We are sure that with him, many of our national challenges would be resolved because he has the capacity and knowledge to deliver. I have no doubt in my mind about it.”

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