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Lagos Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa Trashes Corruption, Embezzlement Allegations

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The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudashiru Obasa has put paid to the imaginary allegations of corruption and embezzlement put up against his person by online media, Sahara Reporters.

In recent months, the online media owned by former president candidate, Omoyele Sowore has launched what has been described as sponsored and attack on the speaker.

Having initially decided to ignore the deliberate mudslinging targeted at his person, Obasa recently had a change of heart, and decided to address the issue head on.

In an Instagram Live interview with Dele Momodu, Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Obasa reacted to the allegation of gross corruption brought against him, detailing what was described as embezzlement and financial misappropriation.

During the interview, Obasa adequately defended all of his political appointments, making  reference to people who could back his claims.

Obasa dared anyone with proof of such claims to come out, adding that nothing illegal could be pinned on him.

He said: “I was Chairman, House Committee on Rural, and thank God Dr Kasali who was the commissioner is still alive. I became the Chairman, House Committee on PHC, and we still have 57 local governments and most of the chairmen then are still around. We have Akabueze who was the Commissioner for Economic Planning is still so much alive.

“Fashola who was governor, Ambode and the rest. Call any of them, any of those people I just mentioned cannot link anything to me that Obasa when he was a commissioner he has done this, he has done that, no. I am saying it openly so people can hear, these people are alive so probably they are watching.

Further, Obasa addressed the allegation of his alleged theft of money.

“Among the allegations they have raised, they didn’t say Obasa stole money, they said he spent money.

“What is the purpose of money? Is it not to spend? But the question, how did you spend this money? Do you have budgetary provision for the money you are spending? Yes.

“Training, seminar are they not part of budget? Festival and all sorts under which you have parties. They alleged we used N258 to print invitation card, is that possible? I don’t even think Dangote will ever do such a stupid thing when the total budget for the programme was N61m, ” he concluded.

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