Oyo Assembly is not an appendage of Ajimobi – Speaker.

THE Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo has reaffirmed the independence of the assembly, just as he declared that lawmakers in the state are not appendages of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

Speaking while featuring on CEO Africa online television program in Ibadan, the state capital, yesterday, he said “we have points of disagreement, particularly on issues that affect the masses and at times before it gets to the public domain I let them know the implications of any move they want to take with the evidence of law to back it”.

Adeyemo, a lawyer, also maintained that the relationship with the executive arm of government is cordial  in the interest of progress of the state.

” It is not a matter of being pro Ajimobi. When you have an organization and you are part of the organization, the  failure and the success of the  administration you share it, so you must ensure that everything that will bring success to that administration should be your concern.

“People are so interested in crisis because that is what we have been noted for in the past. Must you be against the governor for no reason all because of politics? No , you have to partner with the executive and other arm of government and ensure the people of the state benefits whatever programs you have, but if you are fighting who are you going to work with, this is a government that said he has the plan to transform Oyo state” the speaker said.

In addition, he noted that the present 8th Assembly has recorded a great success in the last two years with the passage of 45 bills into law and several others at the advance stage.

According to him, the law bothers on general administration, health, criminal procedures, judgment on kidnapping, community service, education trust fund, hospital registration, violence against women, agricultural development among others.

The lawmaker, further disclosed that about 15-20 laws are at the stage of second reading while 3 are at the first reading. “I am sure more laws will still be passed  before the expiration of our tenure in 2019 part of which is establishment of primary health care agency and mineral development agency”.

 

By Idowu Ayodele.

 

 

 

 

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