TRIBUTE TO LATE SPEAKER HON. LONGE

The Rt. Hon. Isaac Oladimeji Longe was an astute legal practitioner. He began his professional life as a solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria until he was successfully elected as Councilor to represent Itire/Ikate I Mushin Local Government.

In 1979, he contested for election to represent Itire/Ikate constituency in the  Lagos State House of Assembly and was successfully elected. At the inauguration of the Assembly on 2nd October 1979, at the age of 47, he was elected as the first Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

During that period, he did not only creditably perform his role as Deputy Speaker but also served meritoriously as a member of important House Committees which included selection, Business Rules and Standing Orders, Public Petitions and Enquiries, Justice and Constitutional Matters; Employment, Labor and Productivity.

In February 1983, following the resignation of his predecessor, Rt. Hon. Oladosu Osinowo as Speaker , Hon. Isaac Oladimeji Longe became Speaker. He was then again re-elected Speaker of the second Legislative Assembly in October 1983, making him the first Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly to be elected for two terms.

Hon. Longe’s Political Profile:
1976-1979  Councilor Itire/Ikate in Mushin Local Government,  1979  Elected as the first Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly,  February 1983- Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly.