Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin, who was reelected as the Speaker of the Oyo state House of Assembly, has promised to consolidate on the success of the 9th Assembly. Ogundoyin, who was nominated unopposed by Hon. Bamidele Adeola and seconded by Hon. Babajide Gabriel, expressed his gratitude to Governor Seyi Makinde and other stakeholders for their support.
In his inaugural address, Ogundoyin said that his reelection was significant not only for him and his family but also for the people of Ibarapaland. He vowed to work in collaboration with all stakeholders to place the Oyo State House of Assembly on a higher pedestal.
In his words, “This re-election is not just significant for me and my family, but also momentous for the entire people of my constituency and by extension the sons and daughters of Ibarapaland. It is an epoch-making moment in the history of the legislature in Oyo State because this is the first time we are having a Speaker elected for two consecutive Assemblies – uninterrupted.
“It is equally not on record that a lawmaker from my zone has become a Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly on two occasions let alone a Speaker for two consecutive Assemblies. This unambiguously places a greater burden on me to deliver and to ensure that my name and that of other remaining 31 honorable members are written in gold at the end of this 10th Assembly.
“As we begin another journey of four years, I assure you all that our dedication and seriousness of purpose will only intensify. We will build upon the foundation we have laid, working in collaboration with all stakeholders to place Oyo State House of Assembly on a higher pedestal.
“I am taking up this responsibility once again, knowing fully well that I am lucky to have sturdy shoulders of dedicated, committed, and cerebral colleagues to stand and lean on. Together, we can and we will move mountains.
“Furthermore, I promise to be as accessible and responsive as possible to my colleagues and everyone. As members of the 10th Oyo State House of Assembly, we are ready to set more new records by working day and night to ensure that Oyo State legislature becomes and remains a good reference point in terms of versatility, quality representation, effective legislation, and robust oversight of government activities.
“We will not renege on our function of acting as an effective check on the executive and the judiciary, as well as serving as a strong bridge between the Government and our people.
“In the light of this, let’s roll up our sleeves and begin another four years of legislative journey with more dedication and selfless commitment than ever. If we made so much progress and recorded outstanding success in the 9th Oyo State House of Assembly, then I believe we can surely reach for the stars in this 10th Assembly. Our mission statement should be “10th Oyo State House of Assembly: Setting the pace and attaining higher grounds in effective legislation in Nigeria.”
“I therefore seek the full collaboration of all the stakeholders from the Executive to the Judiciary, and to all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as the gentlemen of the Press so that we can in the next four years reach new heights in our legislative duties and assignments and build a legacy that the future generation can be proud of.