Suspended Ogun lawmaker apologises to colleagues


Ogun State House of Assembly

By Adejoke Adeleye

Solomon Osho, one of the two members recently suspended by the Ogun House of Assembly has formally apologised to his colleagues for ‘whatever could could have led to his suspension.”

His apology was contained in a correspondence dated 26th September, 2022 and addressed to Speaker of the House, Olakunle Oluomo.

It was read at the plenary of the House on Wednesday.

The letter reads, ” I hereby humbly apologised for whatever I might have done to warrant the suspension, as it was never intentional and without prejudice to the rights and privileges of the hallowed House.

“Furthermore, I passionately appeal for reconsideration of my suspension, as my conducts has (sic) always been with decorum and respect for constituted authority. This I hope and pledge to keep sacred till the end of my tenure as worthy representative of my people.

“Thank you Mr. Speaker and the House in anticipation of a favourable reconsideration, and understanding”.

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Responding, the Speaker charged the correspondence to the Committee of the Whole House for further legislative actions.

Also, the House of Assembly confirmed Governor Dapo Abiodun’s nominee for the post of the State Auditor General, Mr. Lateef Balogun

The confirmation followed the presentation of the report of the Committee of the Whole House, chaired by as presented by his Deputy, Akeem Balogun, who also moved for its adoption, seconded by Hon. Bolanle Ajayi and supported by the Whole House.

The report partly reads, “the curriculum vitae and credentials of the nominee were thoroughly and carefully scrutinised by members. Thereafter, the nominee was interviewed. The Committee found Mr. Balogun Akorede Lateef eligible and suitable for appointment into the exalted office of State Auditor General in the State.

The Committee, therefore recommended that the confirmation of the screened nominee for appointment as the State Auditor- General be approved by the House, having found him eligible and suitable to hold the Office, in consonance with the provision of section 126 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as altered)”.

Consequently, the Deputy Speaker moved the motion for the confirmation of appointment of the new Auditor General, seconded by Musefiu Lamidi and supported by the Whole House through a unanimous voice vote.

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