By OKUNADE ADEKUNLE
The Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos colleagues of Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, the Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, have promised to support him in his political journey as well as constantly set the records straight where and when necessary.
The lawyers made the promise when they paid Obasa a solidarity visit on Tuesday in his office at the Lagos state House of Assembly Complex, Alausa-Ikeja.
They lamented the damage fake and unverified news had done to Nigeria and the psyche of the people of the country.
The legal practitioners explained that the essence of the solidarity visit was to show that they were standing by him, and also an opportunity to confirm that Obasa graduated from the Law School.
They also presented copies of journals with the photograph of the Speaker and others in the same set at Law School.
The lawyers were led by Barrister Benjamin Waive, who had earlier denounced the story by an online medium (Sahara Reporters) that the Speaker did not attend law school.
The former school mates told Obasa that they were appalled by the story.
They assured him of their willingness to go to any length to prove to the world that he was their colleague at the school.
One of the lawyers, Barrister Lawrence Kelechi Nweke, told the Speaker he was willing to offer his service free-of-charge to defend him at any law court.
Another member of the team, Chief K. E. F. Ntong, gave the Speaker a photocopy of Nigerian Law School Year Book – 2008-2009 which shows the names and pictures of members of that year including that of the Speaker which was on page 214.
Obasa thanked the lawyers for the visit and told them he was not perturbed by the fake story and others churned out about him.
According to him, those behind the fake stories are people he had stepped on their toes in the course of his oversight functions as a lawmaker and some politicians who are threatened by his rising profile.