By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday expressed happiness over the results of the 2019 General Elections and hailed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, party stakeholders and constituents for their reelection.
The House, which resumed after about two months recess, attributed their reelection for the 9th assembly to God, party leaders, the Speaker and their constituents.
The lawmakers, who won reelection into the assembly, commended the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for imtervening in their matters and for ensuring that they were victorious in the elections.
In his remarks, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, representing Kosofe Constituency II commended Asiwaju Tinubu, Speaker Obasa, all stakeholders and his constituents for their support.
Braimoh, who was reelected for a second term, said that he would uphold the trust reposed in him by his people.
According to him, the annual stakeholders meeting of the House through which the lawmakers interface with the people, should be held more frequently, saying that it had an impact among the constituents.
In his contribution, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, representing Alimosho Constituency I, commended former governor Rauf Aregbesola, residents, party stakeholders and his family for standing by him to ensure his third term.
Hon. Abiodun Tobun, representing Epe Constituency I in the Assembly, who also commended the people of Epe for supporting his third term, promised to serve the people more.
In his contributions, Hon. Jude Idimogu from Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 2, also commended Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Speaker Obasa and other APC leaders in his constituency for given him the opportunity to serve for second term.
Other lawmakers, who spoke during plenary to commend critical stakeholders in the state and their various constituencies include: Hon. Yinka Ogundimu (Agege I), Hon. Olusola Sokunle (Oshodi-Isolo I) and Hon. Setonji David (Badagry II).
Others were Hon. Nurudeen Solaja-Saka (Ikorodu II), Hon. Moshood Oshun (Lagos Mainland II), Hon. Noheem Adams (Eti-Osa I), Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa II), Hon. Ibrahim Layode (Badagry I), Hin. Fatai Mojeed (Ibeju-Lekki I) among others.
Others such as Hon. Adefunmilayo Tejuosho (Mushin I) and Hon. Dipo Olorunrinu (Amuwo-Odofin I) who would not be returning to the House for 9th assembly also commended the people for the opportunity to serve.
Hon. Olorunrinu, the only member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house, specifically stated that his heart was with the APC despite being in the PDP.
In his response, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa acommended his colleagues for their support and loyalty and assured that Lagos had the capacity to soar higher than where it was currently operating.
The Speaker urged the lawmakers to reciprocate the love and support received from the people during the elections and ensure that they do more for the people in the 9th assembly.
“I want to thank all the members for praising me. You stood by us, so we too should stand by you.
“As we are thanking God, we cannot give thanks with ordinary mouth. Let us appreciate the people with our works.
“Let us serve the people effectively so that they could see that we are working.
“Let us ensure that we push Lagos Stste to be like a country. A state like California and Atlanta in the United States of America could stand on their own based on what they have been doing.
“We should do something so that Lagos can go forward beyond its level.
“Let us move the state forward and work hard so that we do not wait for allocations from Abuja before we can do what we want to do.
“We have been doing it and we must do more. We should think about what we can do as lawmakers to take Lagos higher.
“I believe that Lagos can go beyond what we are. We should see it that the work is to be done collective,” he said.
Obasa said that the House could do a lot by working with the incoming governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Spesker urged chairmen of all the standing committees in the House to conclude their legislative duties before the end of the 8th Assembly.
He then thanked the outgoing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the state for his developmental projects.