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Why Lagos Assembly Dropped Three Commissioner-Nominees     

See why Lagos Assembly dumped Sanusi, Obafemi and Bembe.       

Funsho Akinwale

The three commissioner-nominees identified as Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi, Obafemi and Ms Adekemi Ajayi-Bembe were on Monday rejected for confirmation by the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Their rejection, according to informed sources, was due to politics displayed in the constitute.

A dependable party source noted that the lawmakers had to back down from confirming them owing to pressure and allegations against the three embattled nominees of the governor.

According to the source, the politics of confirmation overwhelmed the Assembly, adding that “the matter was beyond the control of the lawmakers.”

“It is now evident that nominations and screening were not final. Post-screening hurdles may arise from familiar and strange quarters,” the source said.

Speaking on Monday after taking the decisive action, the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said that only the governor has the power to represent the affected nominees again in the house.

The 35 other lucky nominees were confirmed after the final screening by the entire house.

Among them cleared for positions of commissioners and special advisers are Mr. Oladele Ajayi, Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, Mr. Kabiru Abdullahi and Mr. Joe Igbokwe.

Others are Mr. Bonu Solomon Saanu, Mrs. Lola Akande, Prince Anofi Elegushi, Mrs. Solape Hammond, Mr. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, Mrs. Shulamite Adebolu, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Dr. Idris Salako, Mr. Tunji Bello, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka and Mrs. Bolaji Dada.