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Lagos GAC meets Sanwo-Olu, Obasa amid row over confirmation of commissioners

Lagos GAC meets Sanwo-Olu, Obasa amid row over confirmation of commissioners
August 30
21:40 2023

The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has met with Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, and Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the house of assembly. 

Sanwo-Olu and Obasa have been in the news over the refusal of the house to clear 17 of the 39 commissioner nominees recommended by the governor.

Six former commissioners who served in the cabinet of Sanwo-Olu during his first term were among those not cleared by the assembly.

Gbenga Omotoso (information and strategy); Akin Abayomi (health); Cecilia Dada (Women affairs and poverty alleviation); Olalere Odusote (energy resources); Folashade Adefisayo (education) and Sam Egube (economic planning and budget) were former commissioners who served in the first term of Sanwo-Olu that were not cleared by the assembly.


Reacting to criticisms of the decision of the house, Obasa said there is no fight between the lawmakers and the governor.

“There is no basis for the house or myself to fight the governor. The governor is a friend and colleague in serving Lagos state,” he had said.

“We will continue to work together and there is no reason to fight. But we have constitutional rights to say yes or no to his nominees.”


Meanwhile, in a clip posted by Jubril Gawat, senior special assistant to the governor on new media, on Wednesday, Sanwo-Olu was seen with Obasa and flanked by members of the council during the visit.

“Today at the Lagos house, Marina. Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, speaker Mudashiru Obasa together with GAC members,” Gawat wrote on his X page.

However, details of the meeting were yet to be made public as of the time of this report.


When contacted for enquiries, Oladejo Seye, the spokesperson of the APC in Lagos, told TheCable that there is “no statement at the moment”.

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