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Fayose Inaugurates Fifth Assembly In Ekiti

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 7:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday, June 5, 2015, proclaimed the opening of the Fifth Session of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

The governor stated that the inauguration was in line with the provisions of Section 105, Sub-section 3, of the 1999 Constitution.

He said, “I want to charge the members of this newly inaugurated House of Assembly to see quality legislation as your primary assignment and be diligent with it.

“Always remember that whatever you do today will become history; do not disappoint the people that voted you in.”

In an obvious reference to his long-running confrontations with the members of the immediate past legislature in the state, which was dominated by the opposition party, unlike the fifth legislature, the governor declared that he, too, was just ‘assuming’ office.

“I want to tell Ekiti people that I am also being inaugurated today as we are doing for the House because the past seven months have been months of distraction.

“Let me tell you that though the finances of the state have not improved, but I am now ready to hit the ground running. I’m more determined and committed to serve you better and I am on this seat for you,

“I am now ready to deliver more dividends of democracy to my people,” he said, adding, “this government was ordained by God to serve His people, and I am committed to serve you better than ever.”

Shortly after they were proclaimed members of the House of Assembly, the legislators elected the principal members of the House, with Kolawole Oluwawole chosen as Speaker, while Mayowa Adewumi (Ekiti West 1), was voted Deputy Speaker.

Other officers include Akinyele Olatunji, Leader of Business; Sunday Akinniyi, Chief Whip; Adeniran Alagbada, Deputy Leader; and Ekundayo Akinleye, Deputy Chief Whip.