Lagos Assembly demand apology for Goje’s “derogatory” comment

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday directed the Clerk, Sanni Azeez, to write a protest letter to the Senate over a comment by Senator Danjuma Goje.

This followed a motion moved by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Tunde Braimoh, in respect of a statement credited to Goje, against the House, Vanguard reports.

Braimoh recalled a statement made by Goje, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, on July 5. He said Goje had reportedly told the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, not to see the National Assembly as an institution he could control the way he controlled the Lagos Assembly.

Goje had replied Fashola over issues bothering on the 2017 budget. Braimoh said that the matter was reported in the national newspapers edition of July 6, 2017. “The senator derogatorily referred to the Lagos State House of Assembly by saying that the National Assembly was not Lagos State House of Assembly. “The statement is derogatory, uncomplimentary and it is an insult on the Assembly. “The constitution does not give the

“The senator derogatorily referred to the Lagos State House of Assembly by saying that the National Assembly was not Lagos State House of Assembly. “The statement is derogatory, uncomplimentary and it is an insult on the Assembly. “The constitution does not give the

“The statement is derogatory, uncomplimentary and it is an insult on the Assembly.

“The constitution does not give the Senate power to superintend the state assembly. “All the newspapers reported the story and it is an uncomplimentary and disparaging as well as an unparliamentary statement. The context in which the statement was made was slanderous,” he said. According to him, the statement brings the House to public ridicule and it made people

“All the newspapers reported the story and it is an uncomplimentary and disparaging as well as an unparliamentary statement. The context in which the statement was made was slanderous,” he said.According to him, the statement brings the House to public ridicule and it made people

According to him, the statement brings the House to public ridicule and it made people feel that the House is a rubber stamp.

“Goje ought to be more civil with words with his status,’’ he said.

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