Lagos Assembly passes vote of confidence on Ikuforiji
Members of Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the House led by Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, saying it had performed satisfactorily in spite of the challenges.
The vote of confidence followed a motion moved by Yinka Ogundimu, Agege Constituency 2, under Matters of Urgent Public Importance.
He said: “My intention is very clear on this motion, based on the performance of the leadership of the House in spite of all the traumatised period, a vote of confidence is declared for Mr. Speaker and the leadership.”
The lawmaker recalled the pronouncement of the presiding judge in the case against the Speaker, who said the case had witnessed unprecedented delay.
He added: “The judiciary has put in place measures to accelerate the hearing of the case, but has always been meeting a stumbling block.
“It is a time-wasting strategy they have adopted. This matter is more political than legal.”
Another member of the House, Sanai Agunbiade, Ikorodu Constituency 1, however, cautioned his colleagues from making statement on a case that is already in court, saying “when a matter is adjourned sine die, the court still bars a public pronouncement.” over it.”
While reacting to Agunbiae’s comment, the Deputy Speaker, Taiwo Kolawole who presided, stated that the matter is still open for debate but enjoined members to restrict themselves to the political aspect of the issue.
Mufutau Egberongbe, Apapa Constituency 1, said the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man, adding that “if such an institution is haunted, it is going to spell doom for the nation.”