Powerhorse! On The Trail of Lagos Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa and His Three Wives


Mischief makers are up to their antics again, like the village drunk seeking to pawn off the ancestral shrine to purchase a bottle of beer. They are claiming that the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has the deportment of a saint and the agility of a stag. They have labeled him so because the Hon. Speaker has gone ahead to marry a third wife, Idayat, even though Bukola, his second wife, and Fausat, his first wife and mother of his four children, are still very much in the picture. They are basing their claims on alleged marital squabbles and scandals involving the Lagos Speaker and his spouses at the home front.

Friends and loyalists of the Lagos lawmaker, however, substantiate his rebuttal of the malicious rumours claiming they are part of the evil plot of the legislator’s political detractors to malign his good name and unsettle him. A very close source to Obasa revealed that although he recently took a third wife, he married her out of pure love and his love for his first and second wives remains intact too. The source claimed that marriage and its obligations do not prevent Obasa from fulfilling his official duties to the coastal city of Lagos and his beloved loyalists and fans among the electorate.

It can also be recalled that few months ago, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was accused by evil minded individuals as a man without the gift of language. They claimed Obasa cannot express himself in simple English and that due to his inability to speak English language fluently, he will not be able to manage the affairs of the Lagos State House of Assembly efficiently. On the strength of the rumour, they called to question his claim to be a lawyer.

Despite the unprintable rumours being spread about Obasa, his friends, political associates and other apologists are of the opinion that those spreading malicious and unfounded rumours about the Speaker are simply scared of his rising and intimidating profile on the nation’s political turf. According to them, the future of Lagos is in very safe hands with the likes of Hon. Obasa at the helms of the coastal city’s legislative affairs.

Few men are worthy to dine with President Muhammadu Buhari. To dine with Buhari, you have to cut the perfect portrait of a deity or industry god. The Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces would not be seen in company of lesser known gods. Little wonder he chose to dine with a select crew of Nigerian tin gods as he broke his Ramadan fast and took Iftar last Monday.

In the spirit of the recently concluded holy month, the great men and women of commerce were honoured with a privileged invitation to the president’s banquet. Among the few leaders of commerce and industry President Buhari exclusively invited were Dr. Mike Ishola Adenuga, GCON, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group of Companies, Zenith Bank’s chairman, Jim Ovia; the chairman of Forte Oil, Femi Otedola; oil magnate, Folorunsho Alakija and Tony Elumelu. Their interaction with the president gave them the opportunity to discuss about Nigeria’s dwindling economy. It also accorded them the esteemed reputation of the president’s most preferred associates and partners in progress.

This did not go down well with many sections of the country’s rich and famous, particularly lower titans in the country’s business and political circuit. HighLife findings revealed that many of them who were not invited were unhappy about it. They felt betrayed and humiliated. Some of them openly declared that Buhari was partial in his choice. Ask Wale Babalakin, Henry Fajemirokun, Mohammed Indimi, they will confirm this.

Family members are like precious jewels to Senator Solomon Adeola. The lawmaker treasures his wife and children as the Arabian jeweler cherishes his rarest collection of coral clasps and gemstones from the Pacific. This is why he spares no expense in giving his dear family a treat every time the situation calls for it. Recently, Sunday, July 3, to be precise, Senator Adeola hosted the crème of Nigeria’s high society at the River Plate Garden, Central Business District of Abuja, FCT, to the birthday party of his beloved children. The senator representing Lagos West in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and his wife Tope, celebrated their children with a birthday party tagged: “The Walk of Fame Birthday Party of the Adeolas.”

They treated their children and their friends to a special appearance by popular musicians, Olamide and Lil Kesh, who performed their popular hits and took selfies with the children. Among parents that graced the occasion were Hon. Hadijat Bukar-Ibrahim, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who left early in view of the Muslim fasting; Hon. Babafemi Diya representing Surulere Federal Constituency, Hon. Iduma Igariwey representing Afikpo North and South Federal Constituency, Hon. A Balogun, Executive Secretary of Lagos State Security Trust Fund, Alhaji A. I. Enilolobo, Lagos APC Organising Secretary, Rt. Hon. Tunji Egbetokun, former Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly and over 10 newly appointed Local Government sole administrators from Lagos West and beyond.