Speakership: Group Frowns At Ajimobi’s Call For Elected Oyo House Of Rep Members To Back Gbajabiamila


A group of youth in All Progressives Congress APC in Oyo state has frown at the Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s directive that House of Reps Members elect in the state should suppport a member of the National Assembly from Lagos state Hon Femi Gbajabiamila against wish of the state to produce the next speaker.


Senator  Ajimobi  had at a private  meeting held at his Oluyole resident with some members elect direct the lawmakers to support Hon  Gbajabiamila as the speaker.


But in a swift reaction, the group under the aegies of Itesiwaju Oyo said the governor’s directive is not  only a bad decision  but a  further demonstration of his disdian for the growth of internal democracy in the party and the state.


The group made their position known in a press statement signed by Adetunji Yaqub and  Oluseyi Micheal and made available to journalists in Ibadan.


It is quite absurd that Mr Governor who should be spearheading how Oyo state will  produce the speaker 9th Assembly house of Rep speaker which has been zoned to  south west by  by the party is the one mobilizing for candidates of other state when the state has  ranking lawmakers that are qualified to be speaker.



“Oyo state has three high ranking lawmakers  including Hon Olajide Olatubosun from Saki, Hon Akeem Adeyemi from Oyo and Hon Segun Dokun Odebunmi from Surulere who has also been enjoying maximum support from lawmakers  and stakeholders  from other states to be speaker”.


“Mr Governor  should be reminded that Oyo state he was not been lucky to win the state for his party candidate at the last election which means the state needs  key position and appointments from the Federal  government to maintain the balance”


Lagos is already crowded with series of  key appointment ranging from Minister, head of Agencies agencies and Federal Board among others and Oyo state has not been priviledged to enjoy1/3 of this since the creation of the state and we want to urge governor Ajimobi to have a rethink and consider the need to fight for the interest of Oyo state beyond May 29. 2019.


While urging the governor and other stakehokders to use their connection to fight for better position for Oyo state.

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