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Ijesa in Diaspora support Famurewa for Reps’ Speaker’s job

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 7:18 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, Correspondent, Osogbo


A socio-political group, the Ijesas in Diaspora, has thrown its weight behind the ambition of Ajibola Famurewa, representing Ijesa South Federal Constituency of State of Osun to become next Speaker of the 8th session of House of Representatives.

Chairman, Ijesa in Diaspora Board of Trustees, Bobaseye Akinyemi Fasakin, stated that Famurewa merited and deserved to be the next Speaker of the House, going by his legislative achievements and valuable contributions in his previous assignments.

According to Fasakin, Famurewa would be a good Speaker to stabilise the House for effective lawmaking needed to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

Fasakin stated this in a letter of congratulations to congratulate the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the just concluded general elections.

He urged the leadership of the APC and members of House of Representatives to support Famurewa’s ambition.

He argued that if Famurewa becomes the Speaker of the House, his leadership would assist in the implementation of the developmental ideas of Buhari, and also ensure proper budget monitoring of the executive arm of government.

Fasakin said: “We are not being sentimental on this cause; we are very genuine and objective on it. We are not supporting Famurewa because he is from Ijesa. We are supporting him to be the next Speaker of the House of Representatives because he merits and deserves it.

“The legislative acumen of this engineer-turned politician cannot be underestimated.

“Record has it that he is the House of Reps member from Osun with the highest number of bills and motions in the history of the state.

“Famurewa is also one of the lawmakers with highest number of sponsored bills and motion in the 7th Assembly of the House of Representatives and his contributions at the floor of the House are highly valuable and impressive. Famurewa is composed, calm and intelligent.