Admin l Friday, April 21, 2017
IKEJA, Lagos, Nigeria – The founder of Ibile peaceful assembly, Hon. Saheed Mosadoluwa (Mr-Ibile) has described the exclusion of the minority leadership in the Lagos state House of Assembly as a demonstration of tyranny adding that the development is undemocratic .
Mr. Ibile who was reacting to recent defection of the 6 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, said with the development, the position of Minority Leader and Minority Whip in the House are no longer necessary.
“I considered the assertion of the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy, Publicity and Security, Mr Tunde Braimoh of Lagos State Assembly as a troubling conundrum.
“We are not saying majority rule is not necessary for expressing the popular will and the basis for establishing their deceptive and progressive’s campaign but minority is bound to disagree on any anti people ideal of the majority,” he said.
According to him, the Lagos State House Assembly should understand that the consensus cannot be the basis for making political or legislative decisions because minority rule is antithetical to democracy.
“Is this Lagos State House of assembly? or fascist organization, any state assembly without minority leaders will surely pave way for executive reckless and rascality. APC members should not use its powers to oppress the minority voters that send some of these traitors to that chamber to represent their communities,” he said.
Mosadoluwa noted that PDP members in their constituents were not consulted before the six members proceeded to decamped to APC, since they were fascinated with what those in the APC camp are benefiting hence they decamped from PDP to APC.
“I would advise that someone should stand as a minority leader to represent the will of the minorities’ votes. We should stop being economical with truth, Hon. The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday said the offices of Minority Leader and Minority Whip in the House are no longer necessary. Obasa, his loyalists and APC leaders should understand the dangers of tyranny in legislature which should also be condemned by Lagosian”, he explained.
He said these positions are of great importance in LAHA not only to guard Lagosian against oppression and deceptive progressives campaigners, but to guard the rules of the assembly against the injustice of those who decide to tell us the rules is now superfluous and whims.
“It is time to compel Buraimoh to resign as the chairman Lagos Assembly house committee on information and strategies since his appointment as the chairman is not gauranteed in the constitution and that means the office that gave him the privilege to send deceptive information to the public is also based on the whims”, he said.
He said the minority’s rights must be protected no matter how alienated and that a minority is from the majority members of Lagos state assembly; otherwise, the majority’s rights may lose its meaning.
Mosadoluwa, on his final note, noted that Ibile peaceful Assembly will surely protest the heinous decision of the majority of the house of Lagos Assembly members to prevent Lagos State government from becoming a vehicle for the “tyranny of the APC government.
” we will resist imposed regimentation of thought and values as the voice of the minority must be heard”, he added.