Groups set to commence legal proceedings on Lagos lawmaker, Mojisola over statements

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A female lawmaker at the Lagos House of Assembly, Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay may have a tough time in the coming days as concerned groups, known as Amuwo Odofin Stakeholders Consultative Forum (AOSCF) and the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amuwo Odofin Chapter are set to commence legal proceedings for the recall of the lawmaker over her unguided statements last week about the youths.

They disclosed this on Sunday via a joint statement signed by Mr Kingsley Nwanze, convener, Amuwo Odofin Intelligentsia, and Mr Gbenga Akinbinu, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Amuwo Odofin Chapter.

Alli-Macaulay, in a video on Twitter last week on October 26th at a plenary in the House, giving her view of the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests said, “We need to begin to orientate our young people. They are high on drugs all the time, most of them.”

In a reaction to this, according to the groups, the lawmaker’s statements were inciting and callously targeted at Nigerian youths during plenary.

Therefore, they are taking a step further to commence legal proceedings for her recall over her statements.

The group said: “It is on record that Amuwo Odofin youths protected all business premises within the local government and they were highly commended by well-meaning Nigerians, including the council chairman.

“We would like to state emphatically, that we are not in support of destruction of property by hoodlums.

“It is unfortunate that our representative at the LSHA did not have a good grasp of the positive contributions of Amuwo Odofin youths during the crisis that ravaged other parts of Lagos State.”

To give more grounds for her recall, the groups have highlighted other areas she might have ignored as representative of the constituency.

They claimed, “she does not have functional constituency office as required by law within the constituency for almost two years in office.

“She has not prepared any bill aimed at improving the lives of her constituents and by extension, Lagos State.

“Her continuous representation is totally against the well-being of her constituents.

“It was widely circulated on major social media platforms that she used Coronavirus (COVID-19), palliative items as gifts at her last birthday party.

“She has refused to give her account of stewardship at the Lagos State House of Assembly since she assumed office.

“She has also religiously remained inaccessible since she assumed office.”

According to reports, the lawmaker and her aides did not respond to calls and text messages seeking her reaction to the allegations at the time of filing this report.

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