By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
A member of the House of Representatives representing Ibadan North East/South East Federal Constituency, Hon. Dapo Lam-Adesina, has begged Nigerians for forgiveness following last week’s House of Representatives leadership crisis, which led to a free for all in the Green Chambers.
He also promised to give his constituency quality and excellent representation at the 8th National Assembly. Lam-Adesina pleaded for forgiveness during a strategic meeting as part of his “Thank You” tour when he met with the Community Development Council (CDC) of his constituency at the weekend.
“I have made a covenant with my God and commitment to my constituents to serve humanity to the best of my capacity in a decent and matured manner that is worthy of emulation. My tenure will spur our constituency to lofty heights, which will remain unequalled,” he said.
He went on to appreciate the massive support he enjoyed from the elder statesmen and women when he consulted them during the campaigns.
“I will forever be grateful for the warm reception, encouraging words, moral and spiritual support you gave when I last visited this forum in March 2015. You promised to deliver, and you indeed kept to your words.”
He also solicited for their patience, understanding and prayers so as to bring to bear all his promises.
Lam-Adesina acknowledged the fracas in the House of Reps. as part of the teething problems of a new party in government due to the amalgamation of different political forces which culminated in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“We shall surely overcome this crisis and sooner put smiles on the faces of Nigerians by enacting laws that will address all the mirage of problems confronting us as a nation.
“I was overwhelmed with sadness when I got a call to tune my television set to watch the proceedings. Unfortunately for me I was nowhere near any electronic gadget because I was deeply soaked in a meeting with religious and community leaders where crucial decisions about the security, welfare and continuous peaceful co-existence of my constituents were being discussed,” he said.
The federal lawmaker also appealed to the House leadership under Hon. Yakubu Dogara and Hon. Lasun Yussuf to interact with the national leaders of the party to bring about a quick resolution to the logjam within the four weeks recess declared by the House.