The governorship candidate of Labour party in the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has reacted to reports that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, and members of the state parliament, plan to pass laws that will protect the interest of indigenes of the state.
Dailytrust reported that Obasa, who was elected speaker of the 10th Assembly for the third consecutive term on Tuesday, June 6, said as part of its legislative agenda, there would be laws and resolutions in the areas of economy and commerce, property and titles and reversal of “all that are reversible to protect the interest of the indigenes”.
In an apparent reaction to some of the controversies in the build-up to the 2023 elections including the argument that non-indigenes wanted to take over the state, Obasa declared that Lagos is a Yoruba land.
In a statement released, Rhodes-Vivour condemned the plans by the state house of Assembly to enact laws to reverse property rights in favour of indigenes of the state. The politician argued that the law should not be considered as it will not only undermine the fundamental rights of Nigerians, but also pose a significant threat to the principle of inclusivity and social cohesion taht Nigeria stands for.
He called on elder statesmen, civil society groups and others to condemn the ‘’divisive and unconstitutional bill”.
Read his statement below;