Group submits petition to recall Mojisola Alli-Macaulay from Lagos assembly

Mojisola Alli-Macaulay LSHA member

A group known as Amuwo Odofin Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum in Lagos has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence a recall process of their representative Mojisola Alli-Macaulay in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The group in the petition dated November 2 alleged among other things that the first-term lawmaker has not been accessible.

The petition was addressed to INEC chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

Alli-Macaulay aka Mama Amuwo recently drew the ire of Nigerian youths when she said during plenary at the assembly that most of the youths are high on drugs all the time.

The petition, however, was signed by Kingsley Nwanze and Gbenga Akinbinu, the convener and secretary respectively.

“We are compelled by the gross misrepresentation of our constituency by Honourable Mojsola Kehinde Ali-Macaulay to write this petition. We hope it will receive the needed attention as required by Section 110 of the 1999 constitution as amended,” the petition read.

“The essence of a constituency is to ensure that there is an uninhibited connection between the elected representative and the constituents.

“Unfortunately, our representative has been religiously inaccessible since she was sworn in on our behalf at the Lagos State House of Assembly.”

The forum said it had listed the grounds for which it wants the lawmaker to be recalled in line with the necessary provisions as required by the law.

It added: “We are stating emphatically that she does not have a constituency office as required by the law for almost two years of her four-year tenure.

“We are yet to hear or see a bill she has sponsored or supported since she assumed office. Such a bill that will add positive valves to our fives and by extension the people of Lagos.

“Her continuous representation of our constituency has not been in tandem with our collective aspiration as a constituency.

“Most of the issues bedevilling our constituency, particularly road and drainage infrastructures, have not received the needed attention from the Lagos State Government.

“It is saddening that our representative used COVID-19 palliatives as souvenirs during her last birthday party. Despite the suffering that ravaged the entire nation during the pandemic.”