• Lawmakers’ announces defection
THE Oyo State House of Assembly has urged the executive arms of government to ensure expeditious completion of the rehabilitation of Ido-Eruwa Road project for the overall development of Ibarapa and Oyo state.
The House made the resolution after the presentation of a motion titled urgent need to fast track the rehabilitation of Ido Eruwa road for easy transportation and enhanced socio- economic development of Ibarapa axis of the state presented by Hon Rafiu Jimoh representing Ibarapa North/Central state constituency at the floor of the house yesterday.
Hon Jimoh observed that the phase one of the road is about 75 percent completion while second phase of the contract which covers Ido-Eruwa road has been abandoned by the contractor.
In their separate contributions, the speaker of the House, Hon. Olagunju Ojo and other lawmakers called the state government to expedite action at ensuring speedy completion of Ido-Eruwa road.
Also, under matter of urgency/public Importance, Hon Muideen Olagunju representing Oyo East/West state constituency presented a motion to the House on the urgent need to eradicate reoccurring gang-related violence in Oyo town.
Hon Olagunju urged the state government to make Oyo town and its environs a special case for the purposes of curtailing unending gang violence such that the state can continue to pride itself as a safe haven
Also, the minority leader of the 8th Oyo Assembly, Hon Akeem Ige representing Ibadan South East II presented a motion on the stoppage of OYSROMA officials from rehabilitating Odinjo road that links Ibadan- Lagos express way around Muslim area by the authorities of the Ibadan South East local government.
He alleged the Chairman of the council area, Mr Abimbola Omiyale over his attitude towards the stoppage of the rehabilitation of Odinjo road by OYSROMA.
Prior to the adjournment of the plenary, the clerk of the House, Barrister Paul Bankole announced the official defection of the seven legislators from their previous parties to the new one.
The legislators include, Hon Olukayode Akande of Ogbomoso North from the Labour to APC, Hon Bimbo Olawumi,Ogbomoso North, Labour Party to APC and Hon Gbenga Oyekola from Labour Party to African Democratic Congress.
Others are : Hon Peter Oyetunji of Ogo- Oluwa /Surulere state constituency from Labour Party to PDP, Hon Akeem Ige Ibadan South East II and Hon Fatai Adesina South East I from Accord Party to ADC respectively.
However, the House has adjourned its sitting till Tuesday 25th September 2019
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