Debo Ogundoyin, a 32-year-old Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member representing Ibarapa East state constituency has been elected speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly.
The assembly which is dominated by members of the PDP unanimously elected Ogundoyin who had been elected in 2018 into the House after the death of former speaker, Michael Adeyemo.
A son of Adeseun Ogundoyin, the late industrialist from Eruwa, Ibarapa area of Oyo State, young Ogundoyin is a graduate of Babcock University.
Congratulatory messages have continued to pour in for the new speaker. Popular Nigerian Afropop singer, David Adeleke, also called Davido, was one of those who congratulated Ogundoyin, whom he called his former co-manager, on his emergence as speaker of the Oyo State 9th assembly.
“I love when dreams come true. Three years ago, you were co-managing DremoDrizzy with me. Today, you became the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly. I’m so happy and proud of you,” Davido wrote on Twitter.
Also, another member of the PDP from Ona Ara state constituency, Mohammed Fadeyi, was elected deputy speaker of the assembly.
Meanwhile, a 33-year-old final year law student of the University of Jos, Abok Ayuba, has been elected speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Assuring members of the Assembly of his to resolve provide a leadership devoid of ethno-religious bias and political favouritism, Ayuba said, “As Speaker of this noble assembly, I promise to serve with the fear of God, high sense of responsibility and humility.”