Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, has expressed sadness over the death of the state lawmaker, Hon. Tunde Braimoh.
Until his death, Hon, Braimoh was the Chairman, House Committee on information, security and strategy.
He also served in the parliament as the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, petitions and LASIEC and was also a one time Chairman of Kosofe local government area, now Ikosi Isheri Local Council.
In a condolence message on Saturday, Obasa, who is also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, commiserated with the family of late Tunde Braimoh.
“It has been over 24 hours, yet I am still in search of the right words to portray how I feel currently. It did not come like a lightening,” he said.
“No. It hit me like thunder. Maybe, maybe worse than that. Or how best can one describe the blow death brought upon us with the sudden demise of Hon. Tunde Braimoh?
“How best can I understand that one backbone of the Lagos State House of Assembly has been expunged, not even like something taken away temporarily to be returned someday?
“How best can I pull myself together knowing that we will not see this scholarly politician whose meritorious service has added to the gains of Lagos?”
Obasa disclosed that he had twice tried to put something together within the last 24 hours but he had been at a loss for what to say.
According to the Lagos Speaker, Tunde Braimoh wasn’t just a lawmaker, he was an ally, he never had ‘no’ for an answer and he knew what to do even before such was brought to his attention.
“Braimoh had a ready answer for all questions. I remember the many times he would walk up to me to tell me about issues. A constant characteristic was that he solved most of them before I got to know.
“Yes, he was not perfect; he was a human being like all of us, but who can judge him when his good deeds, which are unquantifiable, are there before everyone?
“There is no doubting the fact that he touched lives personally and on behalf of the House of Assembly.
“He had feelings for the downtrodden – they benefitted immensely. In everything he did, he always placed himself in the shoes of the other person.
“He was neat, his dress sense was unique. He was always careful with life and he took his health as a priority. His laughter still rings,” he added.
He described Tunde Braimoh’s demised was truly a blow to the Lagos State House of Assembly.