Members of the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday elected their principal officers who will pilot the affairs of the House for the next four years.
The Lawmakers elected a 32-year-old member representing Ibarapa East State Constituency, Adebo Ogundoyin, as Speaker of the House.
Ogundoyin came to the 8th Assembly last year after he won the by-election which was held after the death of the former Speaker, \Michael Adeyemo who died on Friday, 27th April 2018.
Ogundoyin, a member of PDP, emerged unopposed with a unanimous voice vote of the 32 members Assembly.
The Assembly members also elected Abiodun Mohammed Fadeyi as Deputy Speaker.
Fadeyi who is from Ibadan, the State capital is currently representing Ona Ara state Constituency. The new Deputy Speaker is a first timer in the House of Assembly.
Here is the full list of the principal officers of the 9th Oyo House of Assembly:
Rt. Hon. Ogundoyin Debo Edward – Speaker – Ibarapa East State Constituency – PDP
Rt. Hon. Abiodun Fadeyi – Deputy Speaker – Ona Ara State Constituency – PDP
Hon. Adedoyin Onaolapo Sanjo – Majority Leader – Ogbomoso South State Constituency – PDP
Hon. Babalola O. Samson – Deputy Majority Leader – Egbeda State Constituency – PDP
Hon. Alarape Ashimiyu Niran – Minority Leader – Atiba State Constituency – APC
Hon. Adedibu Habeeb A. – Chief Whip Iwajowa State House Constituency – PDP
Hon. Yusuf Adebisi – Deputy Chief Whip -Ibadan South West I State Constituency – PDP
In his inaugural remarks, Ogundoyin thanked his party for believing in the youths and giving them a platform to come to the house.
He assured the legislative arm will work “in tandem with the executive arm in order to facilitate the speedy actualisation of the dividend of democracy to the people of Oyo state.
“The people of Oyo state spoke loudly with their votes. It is clear the people of Oyo state desire an Assembly that is result oriented, opening up opportunities and lifting up their lives.
“I promise to run an open door policy where I will seek the contributions, support and cooperation of honourable members in the task of making laws for good governance.
“The House will process bull that will improve the lives of our dear people. All members of the house will collectively work closely to pass legislation that will greatly impact the lives of the entire citizenry of Oyo state.”
The event which was witnessed by the State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Rauf Olaniyan among other top government functionaries. and stakeholders was held at the hallowed chamber of the Assembly.