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Sanwo-Olu: Intrigues As Lagos Assembly Set To Clear Omotoso, Adeyoye, Others

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Barring any last-minute change of plans, some of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees earlier rejected by the Lagos State House of Assembly could be reconsidered for confirmation.

It was reported that 22 of the Commissioner nominees were, however, confirmed by the lawmakers on Wednesday.

According to reports, the rejection of Sanwo-Olu’s 17 nominees was a confirmation of a rumoured cold war going on within the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Stakeholders, politicians, and some government officials disclosed that the rejection resulted from a cold war among political gladiators, power brokers, and stakeholders in the state.

Multiple sources claim that the Mudashiru Obasa-led Lagos Assembly only acted on the scripts written by different aggrieved interest groups to pass a message to Governor Sanwo-Olu.

 

Though, according to sources, some of the nominees were disqualified by the lawmakers due to their alleged inability to account for some financial transactions, as well as their lack of participation in party affairs.

 

Also, some members of the Assembly, who expressed dissatisfaction over apparent exclusion of their councils and party faithful from the list, faulted the exclusion of some parts of the state in the nomination list.

 

According to Vanguard, strong indications emerged that few of the rejected nominees are likely to be cleared and confirmed when the lawmakers reconvene tomorrow.

 

Credible sources disclosed that the APC leadership in the Governor’s Advisory Council, with the blessing of President Bola Tinubu, had waded into the matter to resolve the imbroglio.

 

The source said some of those who could be re-evaluated include immediate past Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, and Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Works, Aramide Adeyoye, adding that Omotoso, though the last nominee to be screened, is sure to make the list eventually, following intervention by the powers-that-be.


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