The representative of the Ikorodu Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Aro Moshood Abiodun (AMA), has charged the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo – Olu, on the need to consider the Ikorodu Division by renominating capable hands from the Division as replacements for the cabinet positions that were rejected by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
Lawmakers had, last Wednesday, approved 22 nominees from the 39 presented by the Governor for his second term cabinet, and rejected 17, including Prof. Akin Abayomi, former Commissioner for Health and Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, former Commissioner for Education.
Aro, who said that he cannot speak for the Lagos Assembly on why the Governor’s nominees were rejected, however, stated that the situation has presented the Ikorodu Division and his Constituency an opportunity to get more nominations when the Governor will be presenting other names as replacements for the rejected candidates.
The first term lawmaker stated this, while speaking with THE IMPACT, on phone at the weekend.
“The situation will give my Division and constituency good leverage when the Governor is re – presenting his list of nominees. I hope that he will reconsider Ikorodu Division, and I pray that he does that”, Hon. Aro said.
“I know that some among those that have been rejected, will be part of those that will be re-presented to the House for further screening, but I want to believe that the Governor will consider the overall contributions of Ikorodu Division towards the success of our great party, APC in the last General elections and over the years. Ikorodu Division by all standard truly deserve more cabinet slots.
“To me personally, and to my constituency, I am happy because that would give the Governor to renominate other good and capable people and I know that my Division and constituency will be a benefactor in the names that will be sent back to the Assembly, in the next few days.
“My Division and constituency are looking forward and appealing to the Governor to reconsider Ikorodu, when sending new names back to the Assembly”, Hon. Aro emphasized.