Ekiti Assembly Gets New Speaker

November 16, 2022

The Leader of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon Gboyega Aribisogan, has been elected Speaker of the Assembly.

Aribisogan, who is a two-term lawmaker,  was elected at plenary on Tuesday, having polled 15 votes to defeat Olubunmi Adelugba (Emure Constituency) who got 10 votes.

He replaced the former Ekiti State Assembly Speaker, Funminiyi Afuye, who died on October 19, 2022.

At the plenary, Hon Tajudeen Akingbolu (Ekiti West 1) nominated Aribisogan and the nomination was seconded by Adegoke Olajide (Efon Constituency), while Bode Oyekola (Ekiti West 2) nominated Olubunmi Adelugba and seconded by Ojo Martin (Ijero Constituency).

Aribisogan was sworn in as Speaker by the Clerk of the House, Mr Tola Esan, following his victory in the election.

The new speaker, in his remarks, expressed gratitude to his colleagues for the confidence reposed in him.

“I pledge to discharge my duties to the best of my ability and protect the constitution of the country and standing rules of the House of Assembly. I promise to remain committed to my duties as speaker of this honourable assembly.”, Aribisogan said.

Last modified: November 16, 2022

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