Mudashiru Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has revealed how the intervention of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) secured his seat in the assembly.
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The speaker made the revelation during inauguration of the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge in the Agege Local Government Area on Friday.
“Our father, we can’t thank him enough, what we are doing here in Agege today, he laid the foundation in 1992 and we have continued to build and sustain that foundation. And we have resolved, we will never let you down. We will continue to stand for that name BAT – Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
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“If you look around in Agege, politically you talk about Obasa, you talk about (Babatunde) Adejare, you talk about (Taofeek) Adaranijo, Asiwaju is our source, all of us, they are all here and I am bearing testimony.
“Before I joined the House of Assembly, I started as a councillor here in this local government. Our first primary election took place in Airport Hotel. If not for his (Tinubu) intervention. We had about five delegates or six and about contestants. I had three (votes), the other person had two (votes) and another person had one and the person with one vote left to join the man that had two, making 3-3,” he said.
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“If they had suspended that election, that would have been the end of it but because of his (Tinubu) intervention, it was resolved, there and there and that was the first time of Mudashiru Obasa in the Lagos State House of Assembly and without that there wouldn’t have been a speaker from Agege. Asiwaju, we thank you. God will bless you. God will continue to sustain you.”