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A 31-year-old lawmaker from Ibarapa East constituency, Adebo Ogundoyin was on Monday elected as the Speaker of the Oyo State house of Assembly.
He was elected Speaker after Governor Seyi Makinde inaugurated the new assembly.
The clerk of the assembly, Ms. Felicia Oyediran swore in Ogundoyin, who was unanimously elected by the 32 lawmakers of the State Assembly
Ogundoyin is one of the sons of the late philanthropist and industrialist, late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin.
A statement by the Oyo State Assembly said Ogundoyin called for the support of all stakeholders in his inaugural speech.
He said, “Our state has set the pace for a new generation of leaders by electing me as the youngest Speaker in the history of the state and Nigeria.
“Politically, Oyo State has always set the pace for good things in Nigeria, and I promise, we the ninth (assembly) will raise the bar of quality representation of the people.
“I need your support, cooperation and bits of advice on how to move the house forward and you are free to call me to order when I’m about to drift.
“Our dream is to make Oyo State House of Assembly, a model to others across Nigeria. I believe with the continuous support and cooperation of all other lawmakers in the house, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde and his cabinet, our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party, and the people of Oyo State, we are going to make laws and formulate policies that will alleviate our people’s suffering and make them proud of us”.