Friday, Jan 2021
Hon. Lasun Yusuf
As the Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the country's bicameral National Assembly, he has been nursing a dream to rule the Living Spring State come 2017. There are insinuations that one of the major leaders of NASS are getting set for the uppermost seats in their states. Sunday Leisure can tell you authoritatively that preparations are in full gear for Lasun's assumption of this well-positioned office. As at now, we cannot say whether the party he aligns with is in sync with his ambition. Give or take, Hon Yusuf Lasun is poised to make his ambition real, though he stunned all and sundry even when the rock hit the boat against the will of his party leaders in the build up to the leadership of the House of Representatives which tossed him up as the Deputy Speaker.
But known for his belief in political independence and direct engagement within the rank and masses, feelers from the State of Osun show that Hon. Lasun is putting all machinery in motion to bid for succession of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The seat is however, a hard one to occupy, as there are several opposing factions surrounding who will take over from Rauf at the Bola Ige House, in Abeere Government, as the present SSG Moshood Adeoti, Ajibola Bashiru, and Muiz Banire are positioning themsevels as the torchbearers in the gubernatorial race.
Though, the House caucus will definitely stand in favor of Hon. Lasun Yusuf and this will help him decisively as he is sure to leverage on winning the Osogbo constituency support being a second term representative of Irepodun/Olurunda/Osogbo/Orolu people at the Green chamber of the country.
Lasun is a chartered engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and besides his primary roles, Lasun has presided over the affairs of the House when the incumbent Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, was unavoidably absent or had to participate on the floor of the House. He represented the Speaker at an investigative public hearing on the activities of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), conducted by the House Committee on Power and he also presided over the House during the second reading of a bill seeking to legalise the establishment of the North East Development Commission, which was sponsored by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
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