Breaking: Minority leader Ojo becomes speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly

Breaking: Minority leader Ojo becomes speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly

Barely eighteen days after the demise of the former speaker of Oyo state House of Assembly, Michael Adeyemo, the minority leader, Olagunju Ojo, has emerged the speaker unopposed.

Nigerian Tribune reports that this followed his nomination by Joshua Oyebamiji of Akinyele II seconded by Gbenga Oyekola of Atiba constituency, at Tuesday, May 15 plenary.

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Legit.ng reports that the this would be the first time in the history of Nigeria's politics that a minority leader would become the speaker in a House of Assembly populated by the members of the ruling party.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the former speaker of Oyo state, Michael Adeyemo was confirmed dead on Friday, April 27.

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It was reported that some members of the House of Assembly confirmed that the sad incident happened on Friday, April 27.

Adeyemo, in his lifetime represented Ibarapa east local government area. He emerged speaker of Oyo assembly in 2015.

"Let partisanship give way to patriotism,” Adeyemo had said in his acceptance speech. “We must be prepared to sacrifice in the face of financial and economic crises as have been witnessed,” he added.

He was born at Adeyemo family of Alaarun compound, Lanlate, Ibarapa east local government area of Oyo state and he is the first child of the family.

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Source: Legit.ng

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