Young Lady Becomes First Female Speaker of Nigerian Youth Parliament, Wins Male Opponent With 50 Votes

Young Lady Becomes First Female Speaker of Nigerian Youth Parliament, Wins Male Opponent With 50 Votes

  • A graduate of UNILAG and medical doctor, Azeezat Yishawu, has won the speakership election of the Nigerian Youth Parliament
  • The doctor became victorious after she had pooled a total of 50 votes over her opponent who had two votes less
  • Before becoming the president, the lady had served in different capacities to foster good governance in Nigeria

A young lady who is also a medical doctor, Azeezat Yishawu, has made history and become the first female speaker of the Nigerian Youth Parliament.

The milestone was achieved at an election held at the Senate arm in Abuja on Wednesday, December 8. She scored 50 votes to outshine John Oyelami from Oyo state, Punch reports.

Azeezat is a medical doctor.
The lady scored a total of 50 votes at a rerun. Photo source: Punch, Gatekeepers News
Source: UGC

Her profile

Reacting to her victory, Parliament Speaker Azeezat was really happy that she emerged the winner.

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This would not be the first time she is making history. She was once the first female speaker of the Lagos State University Medical Students Association.

The medical doctor graduated from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 2019. The lady has over four years of experience in grassroots politics and people management.

She is passionate about youths

Azeezat believes in the power of the youth, no wonder she has been a mentor to several young people.

The young lady is also the founder of Ethics and Political Leadership Foundation, an organization targeted at driving good governance in the country.

Her victory happened when the election that brought her in went for a rerun. She is the speaker of the fifth session of the parliament.

Lady sweeps many awards

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Halima Yayajo, made a great achievement in Gombe State University, packing a total of nine awards to herself.

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A Facebook user, Fadilat Idris, claimed the lady broke a record in the university as she attached some of the plaques that were given to her.

Halima, among many feats, emerged as the best student in medical biochemistry, histopathology, community medicine, clinical pharmacology, and anaesthesia.

Another record-breaker

In similar news, a young Nigerian lady, Ruqayyah Adelakin, broke a 19-year-old record at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Taking to her LinkedIn page, the lady said that she never wanted to study biochemistry. Her initial plan was to read medicine and hoped to one day be addressed as a doctor.


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