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Adekunbi Emerges Ogun Assembly Speaker Again

Posted: Jun 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Laide Raheem, Abeokuta


The Speaker of the seventh legislature in Ogun State, Suraj Adekunbi, was on Monday, June 8, 2015, re-elected as the speaker of the newly inaugurated eighth legislature in the state.

Adekunbi, who represents Egbado North State Constituency I in the state assembly was nominated for the position by Olayiwola Ojodu, representing Abeokuta North State Constituency and seconded by Adebiyi Adeleye of Remo North State Constituency.

Accordingly, Olakunle Oluomo of Ifo State Constituency I emerged as the deputy speaker, while Olayinka Mafe of Sagamu 1 and Wale Alausa of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of Ijebu-Ode state constituency emerged as Majority and Minority leaders, respectively.

Consequently, Idowu Olowofuja of Abeokuta South 2 and Jemili Akingbade of Imeko/Afon state constituency clinched the seats of Chief Whips of APC and PDP in the house, respectively.

In his acceptance speech, Adekunbi said, “the new leadership of the House would collaborate with the executive to stimulate growth, create wealth through the enactment of enabling laws and passing of useful resolutions.”

He further assured that the 8th legislature in the state would become more attentive and responsive to developmental changes. “We shall work in tandem with relevant agencies to salvage the already challenging situation in the country.

“We will improve on our appropriation and oversight functions to ensure adequate funding and completion of the on-going projects and initiation of new ones.


“The current leadership shall encourage transparency, accountability and good governance, in line with international best practices, in running the affairs of the parliament. We shall solicit input in the form of public hearing or privately initiated bills to better the lots of our people”.

Meanwhile, the  state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, at the event, assured the newly inaugurated assembly of his support and non-interference in the affairs of the assembly soliciting for synergy that could move the state further.”All that our dear people recognize and know is the government of Ogun State and what matters to them is prompt service delivery and excellent project execution. It behoves on us, therefore, that we cooperate and support one another. This requires a synergy between all arms of government without necessarily impeding on one another.

“We shall continue to uphold the principle of non-interference in order to assure that the necessary checks and balances are put in place in the way we administer our dear state,” Amosun submitted.