By Olasunkanmi Akoni
After weeks of horse trading, intrigues and keen contest, Hon Mudasiru Ajayi Obasa, was Monday elected the Speaker of the eight Assembly, Lagos State House Assembly.
The election came following the proclamation of the Lagos State House of Assembly by Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode
Obasa, who is from Agege constituency I, and Chairman of the House Committee on Budget and Economic Planning of the 7th, legislative assembly.
Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, from Lagos Island Constituency I, was elected as deputy speaker. Eshinlokun, a Lagos Prince, was a member of the House between 1999 and 2003.
The duo, subsequently, took the oath of office in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria after been sworn-in.
The 8th Assembly has 40 house members with 32 from All Progressives Congress, APC, and eight members from Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ambode in his proclamation and inauguration of the 8th assembly said “Your victory at the polls is a testament of your popularity.
Distinguished members, as we commence a new dispensation, it is important to note that we have a great task ahead.”