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Lagos lawmakers-elect get certificates of return

Posted: May 1, 2015 at 9:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Akinwunmi King, Lagos

Lawmakers elected to serve in the 8th session of the Lagos State House of Assembly have received their certificates of return at the state secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), with a promise to make life better for the people of the state.

Thirty-two of the lawmakers were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while eight others were elected on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, the lawmaker currently representing Epe Constituency 1 in the Assembly, Abiodun Tobun, explained that the exercise was another milestone; and that it was the beginning of a four-year journey.

A ranking member of the House, who is returning for a third term to represent Lagos Mainland Constituency 2, Olanrewaju Oshun, thanked God for the victory at the polls, adding that “no matter what one becomes in life, he/she must give thanks to God.
On whether he would run for the post of the Speaker of the Assembly, Oshun said; “God is in charge of everything, and I believe I am qualified to vie for the post as a ranking member of the House, but to be the Speaker, you must consider three basic things, which are God; the party, and the support of other colleagues in the House.”

In his contribution, the Deputy Whip of the House, Rotimi Abiru, who has been re-elected to represent Shomolu Constituency 2 for the third term, disclosed that he appreciated the fact that he was part of the process, and called on INEC to improve on their performances in subsequent elections.

Chairman, House Committee on Information, Publicity, Strategy and Security, Segun Olulade, who is representing Epe Constituency 2, said in his own acceptance speech that he is excited about the whole process after going through a rigorous campaign.

His counterpart from Lagos Mainland Constituency 1, Oladele Adekanye, said that he looks forward to his transformation from the executive to the legislative as he was once a local government chairman.

Mudashiru Obasa from Agege Constituency 1, described the process as a normal one, which he said usually comes after the electioneering campaign and thanked God for everything. He said that the process of getting the certificate of return was an opportunity to bring together the returning and fresh members of the House that would work together in the next dispensation.