32 APC lawmakers to decide next Assembly Speaker today
Successor of the current Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, will emerge in a primary election holding at the Assembly complex, among 32 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers. The 32 lawmakers — made up of 20 returning members and 12 newcomers — will cast their votes for five of their colleagues aspiring for one of the state’s most coveted political offices.
The candidates are: current Deputy Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru, representing Somolu II Constituency; Funmilayo Tejuosho, representing Mushin I Constituency; Sanai Agunbiade, Ikorodu I Constituency; Mudashiru Obasa, from Agege I Constituency and newcomer, Sanni-Eshilokun, Lagos Island I Constituency.
Today’s in-house primary was on the heels of a directive from the powers that be in the APC, instructing that the 32 lawmakers reach an agreement and present a consensus candidate. The Guardian gathered that at a meeting attended by all (except Sanni-Eshilokun) on Tuesday, the members could not agree on a candidate.
It was leant that none of the five candidates was ready to step-down for the other, not even for Obasa, apparently supported by the presiding chairman, Bayo Osinowo.
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