Oyo Assembly Elects First Woman Speaker

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Jun 10, 2011 6 Comments ›› ACN (ji)

Monsurat Jumoke Sunmonu of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, from Oyo West/East State Constituency has been elected as the first woman Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly.

She was elected today along with David Olaniyan Babatunde of the Accord Party from Atiba State Constituency, as the deputy speaker.

The election of Mrs. Sunmonu is historic as she is the first female Speaker of the state assembly.

According to sources, their emergence as leaders of the assembly followed an intense horse trading between the ACN and Accord Party in the bid to forge a common front to relegate the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the background. ACN, the ruling party in the state, has 13 members in the House, Accord Party has 7, while PDP has 12.

While Bolomope Ibrahim of the Accord Party from Egbeda Constituency nominated Mrs. Sunmonu for the position of speaker, Olagunju Kolade of the ACN moved a motion for the election of Babatunde as deputy speaker.The stage was set for this historic event when the Clerk of the House, S.O. Adebolu, commenced proceedings.

The majority of party supporters in the House ceaselessly hailed the ACN and Accord Party and shouted down the PDP when the inauguration of the 7th Assembly started.

In her message, the new Speaker thanked her colleagues and promised not to disappoint the people.

She also said all laws would be made for the good governance of the state and that the House would co-operate and collaborate with the Executive so as to move the state forward.

 

P.M.News


Comments

  1. Yusuph says:

    Is a begining of democracy in oyo state,and i pray that she would not be like titi oseni of ogun state in jesus name(amen)

  2. Democracy for justice

  3. Wale Adefabi says:

    I bid the seventh state assembly well especially in its bid to making good policies capable of making the state maintain a sustainble development in the state.

  4. aderibigbe says:

    That is good for good governance,may Almight Allah guide & direct her through speakership position and she should laern from the recent house.

  5. Akin Akinleye says:

    Monsurat has a fine pedigree in Oyo Alaafin. His father was a good man and I will not expect anything except excellence from her. I wish her road will be rough as she leads that House.

  6. KAYODE says:

    PLEASE DO NOT DISAPPOINT THE PEOPLE AND ACN ELDERS.
    DO NOT FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEP OF TITI OSENI.
    PLEASE DO ALL IN YOUR POWER TO SEE THAT LAWS THAT WILL BENEFIT THE COMMON CITIZEN OF OYO STATE ARE MADE.
    DO NOT CLASH WITH EXECUTIVE BUT NEGOTIATE AND REACH A COMMON GROUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PEOPLE OF OYO STATE AND ACN.
    DO NOT ALLOW POWER TO GET INTO YOUR HEAD LIKE DANIEL ELEBO OF OGUN STATE THAT HAS NOW RUN AWAY FROM OGUN STATE.
    ALWAYS CONSULT THE PARTY ELDERS IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEM AND TAKE THERE ADVICE ON BOARD IN MAKING YOUR DECISION.
    YOU ARE SERVING THE PARTY SO THEREFORE, YOU MUST SEE THAT THE PARTY MANIFESTO IS PARAMOUNT IN YOUR LAW MAKING. WHERE YOU THINK THERE MAY BE CLASH WITH YOUR BELIEVE AND THE PARTY PROGRAM, ALLOW THE PARTY PROGRAM TO SUPERSEDE AS THE PARTY NOMINATED YOU TO CARRY OUT THERE PROGRAMS.
    LONG MAY YOU REIGN AND WORK WELL AS THE PEOPLE AND THE PARTY ARE WATCHING YOUR MOVES.
    GOD BLESS OYO STATE,
    GOD BLESS ACN,
    GOD BLESS TINUBU.
    GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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