Lagos Speakership Race: Abiodun Tobun Declares Intention To Run , Dares Obasa for the Seat.


By: Shakiru Fashina

The Speakership race for the Lagos State House of Assembly has taken a new dimension as Honourable Abiodun Tobun, Epe State Constituency I, declared his intention to run for the Speakership seat to challenge the incumbent, Rt Hon Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa.

Obasa who represents Agege constituency, became the first lawmaker in Lagos State to be elected for six consecutive terms. He first came into the House in 2003 and he has been there till date while he was elected Speaker in 2015. After the 2023 general elections and Obasa was reelected to serve for the sixth term, his returning as Speaker of the House, revealed.

According to investigations by, Tobun informed his colleagues including the incumbent Speaker of his intention to run during the induction ceremony for newly elected members which took place at Marriott Hotel, GRA, Ikeja last week.

“While many were surprised, some of the lawmakers weren’t. Speculations that Tobun will run for the number one lawmaker seat in the state has been on for long before the man declared his intention last week.”

“Tobun himself is not a small fry in the House. The incoming 10th Assembly will be his fourth consecutive term in the House having made his debut in 2011.”


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