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Plots Against Speaker Obasa Take Fresh Dimension, 4 New Strategies Uncovered

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Available information shows that four new strategies are being adopted following the failure of an initial plot against Speaker Obasa which included the use of mostly doctored or alleged fake information and documents said to have been stolen from the State House of Assembly as well as claims of money appropriated for events not held.

The plots, a four-pronged strategy, are believed to be the second phase of the plans masterminded by some alleged individuals using the media to malign the Speaker in what is now believed to be “an attempt to pull him down by all means.”

One of the new strategies, it was learnt, is a plan to sponsor a protest against the Speaker over allegations of corruption which have all been debunked by the House of Assembly.

Findings have also indicated that on the table is the card of a plan to link the Speaker with a series of properties. Already, sources close to the plotters have hinted Obasa’s camp that photographs of the supposed properties are already being taken and these include houses and other assets with valid owners.

The source was quoted as saying, “The photographs are already being collated and they are meant to be released soon. However, there are issues which stem from the need on our side to give the accurate impression. So those saddled with the responsibility among us as trying to ensure there are no lose ends that would make public not believe the story.”

Recall that against what some analysts have argued as financial and banking impossibility, the Speaker was recently alleged to have 64 accounts with different names and dates of birth linked to his BVN.

According to the insiders, who spilled the plots, a third plan is to link the Obasa with any possible criminal act that may have been committed in the past by anybody believed to be close to him.

The plotters are of the view that this would put the Speaker on the defensive as he would, like the previous plots, work hard to wriggle his way out of the allegation even though it could be false.

The fourth plan, which a source said was being critically considered, is to link Obasa with Kingus Ltd, a company owned by a relative and which has had a relationship with the Lagos State Government for some years running.

Baring any unforseen circumstance, the plots are reportedly in top gear, it was learnt.

Recently, there have been allegations from Sahara Reporters, an online medium, which released what it termed exclusive stories about the Speaker.

However, each item of the reports has been deflated by either Obasa or members of the House of Assembly.

The House, sometime ago, released facts relating to an alleged N17 million said to have been spent on the Speaker’s guest House. From the reaction of the House, it was discovered that several items and offices are serviced with the sum.

Another report claimed that money was budgeted for Christmas party that never held. However, videos and photographs of the event have since dented the veracity of the report.

Meanwhile in reaction to the claim linking the Speaker to 64 accounts, a financial expert, who does not want his name in print, argued: “I stand to be corrected, it is certainly impossible and extremely difficult for one and same BVN number to be shared by Ajayi Mudashiru Obasa, Obasa Abdulrahman Gbadunola and Gabriel Adedoyin Savage except if the other two are minors and are also his children or wards under him.

“So we need the means of identification used to enable us arrive at reasonable conclusion. Differences in date of birth can also not fly because the BVN data bank will reject it unless a sworn affidavit is submitted to harmonise the differences in dates of births failing which d accounts will be restrained.

“It’s only one date of birth that is admissible and it should be the one backed up with affidavit. Hence, it’s not possible for two different dates of births to enjoy same BVN number.”

While some Nigerians believe that the goal of the nocturnal battle is simply to diminish his ranks ahead of 2023 and as such ensure that he does not end his tenure as Speaker, others have been asking questions about what sin Obasa could have committed to warrant the desire to bring him down.

This, it was learnt, was corroborated at a meeting aimed at further victimising him which held at the GRA Ikeja house of a former governor.

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A’Court Rulling: Pro-Fubara Assembly Heads For Supreme Court

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The lingering supremacy battle between the Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and lawmakers loyal to his estranged godfather and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has shifted to the Supreme Court.

The Speaker of the lawmakers loyal to Fubara in the state House of Assembly, Victor Oko Jumbo, said the factional assembly had filed an appeal at the apex court to challenge the judgement by the Appeal Court delivered in Abuja on Wednesday.

Recall that the Appeal Court had nullified the order of a Rivers State High Court which restrained Amaewhule and other pro Wike lawmakers from parading themselves as lawmakers.

The Court also said only the Federal High Court has the jurisdiction to entertain the matter of the lawmakers.

Reacting, Governor Fubara said his administration remains undeterred by the appeal court ruling and will not waver in its commitment to providing critical infrastructure for the state.

According to a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Nelson Chukwudi, the governor gave the assurance on Friday after inspecting the extent of reconstruction work done at the Zonal Hospital project at Bori Town, headquarters of Khana Local Government Area in the state.

He said: “I know that a lot of you will be wondering what is going on and all that. Government has its own challenges. If you go to the book of Psalm 23 verse 5, in the Bible, it says that God prepares a table before you; it can be before anybody.

“But there is an underlined word that should be noted there: it said ‘in the presence of your enemies’. So, it means that nothing comes easy.

“I want to assure every one of you and the good people of Rivers State, that we are not deterred. We have made our promises; we will continue to give you good governance, no matter how difficult it is.

“But, like I said before, the worst is over. We are moving on to ensure that we continue to provide what is needed for the development of our State.”

Similarly, in a statement issued by a factional Clerk of the House, Dr G. M. Gillis-West in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Friday, Oko-Jumbo said the Appeal Court acted in error and his faction had filed an appeal at the apex court to correct the error.

“There cannot be two Houses of Assembly in Rivers State or indeed any State in Nigeria. This House of Assembly, with me as the Speaker, is the only House of Assembly in Rivers State.

“The Court of Appeal also did not make any declaration that Martin Amaewhule and 24 ORS are still members of the RSHA.

“We strongly believe that the Court of Appeal was in error when it held that the Rivers State High Court lacked the jurisdiction to hear and determine SUIT NO PHC/1512/CS/2024.

“Accordingly, we have instructed our lawyers and they have filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Nigeria challenging the judgement of the Court of Appeal delivered on the 4th Day of July, 2024.

“Martin Amaewhule & 24 others, in spite of all their pretences, are no longer members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, and they remain so until a court of competent jurisdiction says otherwise,” Oko-Jumbo stated.

 

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Photos As GAC Members Meet Obasa Over Proposed Lagos Electricity Law

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A delegation of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) has visited the Lagos State House of Assembly and held a meeting with the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa.

The meeting which held behind closed doors on Thursday afforded a fruitful discussion concerning the proposed Lagos Electrification Agency Law which recently scaled second reading during plenary.

The GAC delegation at the meeting included Cardinal James Odumbaku, Sen. Anthony Adefuye, Otunba Henry Ajomale, Dr. Yomi Finnih, and Otunba Femi Pedro.

 

From left … Cardinal James Odumbaku, Sen. Anthony Adefuye, Otunba Henry Ajomale, Rt. Hon. Dr. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, Dr. Yomi Finnih, Otunba Femi Pedro

On Tuesday June 25, Dr. Obasa committed the bill to the Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources with a two-week mandate for the latter to report back to the House.

This was after lawmakers at the day’s sitting debated the pros and cons of the bill which targets to repeal the Lagos Electric Power Reform Law, 2018 to provide for the creation and administration of the Lagos Electricity Market.

The bill further seeks to establish a commercial and technical regulatory framework for the electricity market with the purpose of ensuring reliable and universal access to electricity for all residents of the State.

Also, the bill seeks to establish the Lagos State Electrification Fund for the delivery of reliable electricity supply to the underserved areas of the State.

Speaking about the bill, the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources, Hon. Sobur Oluwa, had said it was “very essential as it gives room for Lagos State to regulate its power supply and transmit electricity at its own pace.”

 

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LP Crisis: Let’s Put Our Differences Aside – Peter Obi To Party Members

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Mr Peter Obi, former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in the 2023 general election has urged members of the party to put away differences and work together for harmony to thrive in the party.

Obi, who made this call on Friday via his X handle, said they would emerge stronger and more united than ever.

He stressed the need for moving forward with a shared sense of purpose and vision.

He expressed confidence that the party would overcome the current crisis through open communication, empathy, and willingness to listen.

“We will successfully resolve our differences and emerge stronger and more united than ever. Our strength lies in greater unity for our common national good.

“I reiterate my earlier appeal for us to put aside our differences and work together in a spirit of harmony and mutual understanding,” he said.

 

 

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