Oyo Assembly: One year after former Speaker said ‘aye’ to death’s call

It is exactly one year after former Speaker of the 8th Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adesina Michael Adeyemo answered the call and  gone to his eternal rest.

Considering his age and role in maintaining peace as well as fast tracking meaningful developments to Oyo State through effective legislation, many people received the news of Hon. Adeyemo’s untimely death with rude shock and disbelief.

One of the problems confronting the state in the past, especially in the 6th Assembly is the legislative crisis but Hon Micheal Adeyemo having served in the 7th Oyo Assembly under the leadership of Hon Monsurat Olajumoke Sunmonu ensured peace in the 8th Assembly.

Adeyemo, a seasoned legal practitioner was loved by all honourable members of the 8th Assembly irrespective of political faiths because of his leadership style and love displayed by him.

Unfortunately, the late Speaker, Adeyemo died few years after the demise of his first wife. His children are now orphans.

The death of the Lanlate born political icon in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo state remains the subject of discussion in his home town and Ibarapa land. This is indeed a big loss to Oyo State, Ibarapa land, the entire Adeyemo family, especially his aged parents and indeed all his friends and admirers.

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Hon. Adesina Michael Adeyemo (AMA) also known as the ‘Gentle Giant’ was the second political figure from Ibarapa land who will emerged as Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly after Hon. Gbolagunte .

No doubt, Hon Adeyemo’s death nearly brought set back to the legislative activities at the chamber but the legislators in their wisdom quickly settled for the minority leader, Hon. Olagunju Ojo to step into the number one position of the Oyo Assembly.

Interestingly, Hon. Olagunju Ojo led Oyo Assembly has, also consolidated on the achievements recorded by the late Speaker, Hon. Adeyemo.

Adeyemo’s nonviolent and peace approach was considered as panacea for the achievements recorded by the 8th Oyo State House of Assembly.


Mr. Speaker, continue to rest in peace, in the bosom of our Lord!

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