The attention of Mr. Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly Rt. Hon Adeyemi Ikuforiji has been drawn to a statement circulating on the social media with the above title, quoting Mr. Speaker as the author of the purported statement.
Mr Speaker wishes to specifically distance himself from such statement which did not emanate from either him or his official media aides. We wish to inform numerous admirers of Mr. Speaker, colleagues, political associates, the media, the peace loving people of Lagos and the general public to disregard the statement differing him with the personalities mentioned in the unguided statement.
Mr. Speaker has lots of regards for all the personalities mentioned in the statement and would not allow his office to be dragged into playing cheap and immature political games by whoever conceived such damaging publication. He has himself described the write up as “not only malicious but damaging to all the personalities mentioned in the article, including himself”. His relationships with persons mentioned in the article are healthy and robust.
As a matured and responsible person occupying a significant position in the State, we like to ascertain that such statements demean Mr. Speaker’s status and he does not expect anyone to believe that such low-cost statement could be coming from him.
Hiding under such discrediting write up is a clear demonstration of cowardice, insensitivity and calculated attempt by the ghost author whose intent is to trigger conflicts and damage the existing harmonious relationship amongst all the personalities attached to the article.
We like to inform the public that Mr. Speaker remains committed, focused and a peaceful fellow who will never submit to unhealthy approaches to issues concerning his person or his office. He believes that high level of decorum is required in the political and administrative office the personalities mentioned are occupying, hence there is no point raising issues to destabilise peaceful co-existence among the people in government in such uncalled manner.
The composition and flow of the article, if well read, portrays sharp disparity from the personality of Mr. Speaker.
Signed: Adeyemi Ikuforiji Movement for Greater Lagos