Thirty-two-year-old Adebo Ogundoyin, a member representing Ibarapa East area has emerged the Speaker of the Ninth Oyo State House of Assembly, The Nation reports.
Ogundoyin emerged unopposed and with the unanimous voice vote of the 32 members Assembly.
Ogundoyin, a graduate of Babcock University’s emergence was favoured by a combination of factors such as his party affiliation, zoning consideration and experience being one of the four returning lawmakers to the Ninth Assembly on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ogundoyin had emerged as the member representing Ibarapa East State Constituency following a by-election to fill the post rendered vacant by the death of the late speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Michael Adeyemo.
First day in office: Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin with Rt. Hon. Olagunju Ojo in 2018.
The newly elected speaker contested in the 2018 by-election against Olukunle Adeyemo of the All Progressives Congress, APC, where he emerged victorious and elected to the Oyo State House of Assembly for the first time.
Meanwhile, the March 9 election produced 25 new lawmakers from PDP while only Ogundoyin who won a bye election in Ibarapa after the sudden death of the former Speaker, Mr Michael Adeyemo was re-elected.