The new members of of the Ogun State House of Assembly have held their first sitting in line with the proclamation by Governor Dapo Abiodun following the inauguration of the 10th Assembly session with the immediate past Speaker, who is a lawmaker representing Ifo II State Constituency, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo, re- elected as the Speaker, just as his Yewa South State Counterpart, Hon. Bolanle Ajayi emerged as the Deputy Speaker.
Oluomo’s emergence followed the nomination of Musefiu Lamidi (Ado-Odo/Ota II) seconded by Hon. Ifedolapo Owode (Ijebu East) while the Deputy Speaker’s nomination was moved by Hon. ( Mrs.) Olanrewaju Bakare (Ijebu Ode) and seconded by Hon. Kaka Olusegun (Ijebu North)
The emergence of the duo was shortly after the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, ‘Deji Adeyemo read the Governor’s proclamation of the 10th Assembly at the session held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
In his acceptance speech, Speaker Oluomo after his nomination and election assured that he would run the affairs of the House with fairness, equity and justice for the benefit of the State.
Oluomo, shortly after his inauguration commended the support of Governor Abiodun, his colleague-lawmakers for their support towards his emergence, reassuring that the Assembly would sustain the culture of transparency with commitment to the development of the State through collaboration with other arms of government.
He admonished his colleague-lawmakers to shun divisive politics, with a view to promoting symbiotic relationship with other arms of government through quality legislation and representation to engender more development for the benefit of the people.
On her part, the new Deputy Spaker, Hon. Ajayi appreciated her colleague-lawmakers with an assurance of being proactive and committed to legislative duties and the progress of the legislative arm and the entire State.
Members who were later administered with Oaths of Allegiance and that of Office included Yusuf Sheriff (Ado-Odo/Ota 1), Akingbade Jemili, (Imeko Afon), Lamidi Musefiu (Ado-Odo/Ota II), Elemide Oludaisi (Odeda), Adeniran Ademola (Sagamu II), Wahab Haruna (Yewa North II), Amosun Yusuf (Ewekoro), Soneye Damilola (Obafemi/Owode), Adegoke Adeyanju ( Yewa North I) Odunuga Olusegun (Ijebu North II) and Salami Fola (Ifo II)
Others included Adeleye Olalekan (Odogbolu), Oyedele Bisi (Ipokia), Bello Damilare( Sagamu I), Bakare Olanrewaju Oluwayemisi (Ijebu Ode), Ayodele Sunday (Abeokuta South II), Owode Ifedolapo (Ijebu East), Tella Babatunde (Abeokuta North), Kashamu Abdul (Ijebu North I), Lawal Adekunle (Ogun Waterside), Atobatele Olajide (Abeokuta South I), Adesanya Oluseun (Ijebu North East), Owodunni Babajide (Ikenne) and Dickson Awolaja (Remo North).
The inauguration had in attendance the State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, Former Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun, former Speaker, Tunji Egbetokun, top government and political functionaries amongst others.
In similar vein, the Assembly at the first sitting passed four Resolutions including: H.R. No 001/OG/ 2023- Tampering with Witnesses Evidence, H.R. No. 002/OG/2023-Given False Evidence, H.R. No. 003/OG/2023- Protection of the Precincts of the House by the Nigeria Police Force and H.R No. 004/OG/ 2023- Votes and Proceedings of the House.