Lagos lawmakers ask Speakers Conference not to recognise “new” Plateau Assembly Speaker
The Lagos State House of Assembly has condemned the crises in the Plateau and Imo Houses of Assembly and urged the Conference of Speakers of Nigeria’s State Houses of Assembly not to recognise “new” speaker Yakubu Sanda.
The lawmakers, who spoke during plenary on Monday, condemned the alleged interference of the executive arm of the Plateau State government in the legislature, also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise up in defence of the country’s democracy.
Speaker of the Lagos Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, who presided over the sitting, said the manner he was impeached leaves more to be desired and stressed that every well-meaning Nigerian must speak against the impeachment of the Plateau Speaker, which has led to the Assembly being under lock and keys.
The legislators also urged the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and others to ensure that the crises are resolved and all those who took part in the impeachment of the Plateau Assembly Speaker brought to book.
The lawmakers further urged the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria to stop recognising any lawmaker who emerges Speaker from such illegalities like it happened in Plateau where only six members supposedly impeached the Speaker, Nuhu Ayuba Abok.