Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa, has urged leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos to continue to maintain unity within the party.
Obasa disclosed that it is only through this the party can sustain its leading role and victory in elections in Nigeria.
Speaking when he received APC chairmen in all the 57 local government and council development areas in the state at the Assembly complex in Lagos, Obasa, who is also the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, appealed to politicians to always maintain cordial relationships and work in the interest of the party and avoid deviation as a result of the quest for personal gains.
Speaking on behalf of the visiting party chairmen, Prince Abiodun Abu, commended the Speaker for constantly thinking of ways to move the state forward.
Abu noted that the APC Chairmen would be happier if they are given more roles to play in the development of the state, which, they agreed, had come of enviable standards as a result of the activities of the House of Assembly as well as its unity with the executive arm of government.
In his response, Speaker Obasa said the party, its elected and appointed officials are aware of the sacrifice the chairmen have made over time for the success of the APC.
While promising that the House would work with the executive arm on the requests made by the party chairmen, Obasa reminded the visiting chieftains that Lagos State operates in line with legal and constitutional provisions which should also be looked at.
Lawmakers who were at the meeting include the Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Wasiu Sanni-Eshinlokun, Honourables Temitope Adewale, Sylvester Ogunkelu, Kehinde Joseph, and Sanni Okanlanwo were also at the mRelea