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Lagos Lawmaker tasks returning members on 7th Assembly achievements

2015-04-29 09:35
Nigeria elections

Lagos - Mufutau Egberongbe, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), on Tuesday called on the incoming 8th Assembly to consolidate on the achievements of the outgoing one.

He told newsmen in Lagos that a number of projects had already been put in place by the 7th Assembly which the 8th Assembly could leverage on for its success.

Egberongbe (APC-Apapa I,) who is a second term member, lost his return bid to Miss Mojisola Lawal during the 2014 party primaries.

"The hallmark of the leadership of the 7th Assembly has been training and retraining of members, both locally and internationally.

"Our attitude to training and work environment has been manifesting in terms of the quality of our laws.

"It takes us ahead of the executive when it comes to modus operandi because as watchdog over the executive, we have to be ahead to be able to function effectively.

"So, the 8th Assembly should not jettison these achievements," he said.

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The lawmaker said that having eight members of the opposition party in the 8th assembly would not be a new development as there had always been representatives of more than one political party in the house.

"It is not the first time we will be having opposition members in the state Assembly; in 1999 we had two from Ibeju-Lekki and one from Badagry," he said.

The lawmaker said that the majority and minority members would have to work together in the interest of Lagos residents.

Egberongbe urged the opposition members not to bother themselves with criticism, but rather key into the legacy of the present Assembly.

The lawmaker said that the constituents were expecting more positive impact, adding that the essence of coming to the House should be primarily for the good governance of the state.

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