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Lagos Assembly Backs Southern Governors On Rotational Presidency, Condemns DSS Invasion Of Igboho’s Home


Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, backed southern governors on the resolutions reached at their recent meeting in the state.

The lawmakers also condemned the invasion of the home of the Yoruba Activist, Sunday Adeyemo fondly called Igboho by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS), saying that such operation without the knowledge of the state governor was unacceptable.

These formed part of the resolutions made by the House after debating a motion moved by Hon. Olusola Sokunle (Oshodi/Isolo 1), who read the communique of the governors during plenary.

Hon. Nureni Akinsanya ( Mushin 1), said that the southern governors should not limit their request to rotational presidency, saying that the north dominates most headship of federal agencies and that the southern governors should request for appointment of southerners as heads in the agencies too.

However, the Speaker of the House, Rt (Hon) Mudashiru Obasa, said that it was important that the resolutions of the governors on rotational presidency, state police, ban on open grazing, sharing of resources to the states and others should be accepted by the Federal Government.

Obasa added: “We need to praise our southern governors on their stands. All their resolutions are okay by us because it is of the interest of the country. I agree with the governors that they can’t be Chief Security Officers of their states and not be in the know of any operations by security operatives outside their states.

“This is about Sunday Igboho, nobody is saying they should not arrest criminal suspect but the law must have found such person guilty before punishment. If the law eventually find the person innocent, what about those who were killed, how do we bring them back to life?.

“Arrest and killing of people in their homes within the jurisdictions of the state without the knowledge of the state governor is outrightly condemnable and unacceptable.

“We believe that all what we discussed here will be embraced by the federal lawmakers and give their support. We are strongly behind the Southern Governors Forum.”

The Speaker then directed the Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko to inform the Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the state, President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the National Assembly about the position of the Assembly.


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