The Lagos State House of Assembly has denied allegations that its legislators approved a Sharia law covertly.
The lawmakers said that the report that has been making the rounds on social media is incorrect in a statement released by Hon. Setonji David, Chairman of the Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Information, Security, and Strategy.
Hon. David claims that contrary to what the purveyors of this misinformation would have people believe, the Assembly has never passed a Sharia law in exchange for Northern support for the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu.
The lawmaker, in the statement titled ‘Alleged secret passage of Sharia law by Lagos Assembly, a lie from the pit of hell’, stressed that the claim is malicious and unfounded.
“We would not have dignified the writer of this hate speech, but to set the record straight, this is a mere figment of the writer’s imagination and a total lie from the pit of hell.
“No informed person should believe this lies against the Assembly that is above the common standard of excellence. The news is far from the reality,” Hon David declared.
“Some people are just mischievous. They are spreading all sorts of untrue stuff. Is it possible to pass a law under cover? The process of law-making is universal and very open. You cannot pass a law without subjecting it to a public hearing in Lagos State.
“We urged the residents of the state and Nigerians as a whole to take the peddlers of this unfounded report as illiterate, uninformed, and uneducated people who needed to be schooled about the law-making process,” the statement partly read.
Hon. David said he is confident that by the Special Grace of God, Tinubu would win the 2023 Presidential election to the shame of the spreaders of hate news. He boasted that Tinubu is a fast-selling product across the nation and does not need any laws from the state to endear him to all Nigerians further.