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By: Ade Adeleke
The Ondo State House of Assembly on Monday inaugurated members of its 9th Assembly and sworn-in Bamidele Oleyelogun and Ogundeji Iroju as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Bamidele Oleyelogun of the All progressive Party represents Ifedore Constituency, while Iroju of the same party represents Odigbo Constituency returned as the presiding officers unopposed.
Oleyelogun promised to carry all members along and be a vibrant speaker but solicited the cooperation of members to ensure dividends of democracy to the people.
Other members of the Assembly inaugurated are:
Hon. Elegbeleye Rasheed: Akoko North East (PDP) ,Hon. Jamiu Sulaimon Mayo : Akoko North West (APC) , Hon. Mohammed Taofeek Oladele : Akoko North West II (APC) ,Hon. Towase Kuti : Akoko South (APC) , Hon. Omole Olugbenga Akinola : Akoko South West I (APC) ,Hon. Felemu Gudu Bankole : Akoko South West II (APC) ,Hon. Abiodun Faleye : Akure North (APC) , Hon. Borokini Toluwani Simeon : Akure South I (APC), and Hon. Olajide David Sunday : Akure South II (APC),
Others are: Hon. Torhukerhijo Success Taiwo : Ese Odo (APC), Hon. Akingbaso Festus O. Idanre (PDP), Hon. Akinruntan Abayomi : Ilaje I (APC), Hon. Tomomewo Favour Semilore : Ilaje II (APC), Hon. Adefiranye Ayodele Festus : Ileoluji/Okeigbo ( APC),Hon. Ademola Samuel Edamisan : Irele (APC), Hon. Adeboroye Samuel Ademoye : Odigbo II (APC), Hon. Akinrogunde Akintomide : Okitipupa I (APC) ,Hon. Akinwumi Sina Emmanuel : Okitipupa II (APC) , Hon. Oladiji O Adesanmi : Ondo East (APC). ,Hon. Akinribido Tomide Leonard : Ondo West I (ZLP), Hon. Adewinle Adewale : Ondo West II (APC), Hon. Oluyede Olushola Feyide : Ose (APC),,. Hon. Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole E. Owo I (APC), Hon. Adeyemi Olayemi Adesina : Owo II (APC).
Hon Oleyelogun is a third time members, who contested on platform of Labour Party (LP) in 2011 and later moved to All Progressive Party (APC) to re contest third time and was elected as speaker for the second time.
The Speaker when conducting his first assignment at the floor of the house announced the key principal position which includes Jamiu Maito representing Akoko North West 1 as Majority Leader and Olumide Oladeji, representing Ondo East Constituency as deputy leader.
Toluwani Borokini representing Akure 1 named Whip, Abayomi Akinruntan from Ilaje constituency 1 was given Parliamentary Secretary and Akinrongunde Akintunmide representing Okitipupa 1 named assistant parliamentary secretary and Rasheed Olegbeleye from Akoko North East is Minority Leader.
The house has proceed on 4 weeks break and resume July 9,2019 to enable the members to settle down properly for legislative work.
According to Oleyelogun, the recess will enable the Assembly to sort out accommodation for the lawmakers in Akure and renovate their offices to create conducive atmosphere for their legislative duties.