Adewale Egbedun, a 38-year-old member of the Osun state
house of assembly, has been elected as the speaker.
Egbedun was unanimously elected during the inauguration of
the state’s 8th assembly on Tuesday.
The lawmaker representing the Odo-Otin constituency was
nominated by Ibrahim Abiola of the Irewole/Isokan constituency and seconded by
Egbedun, born on June 29, 1985, is a graduate of business
information systems from the University of East London.
He is a first-time elected lawmaker into the state assembly
and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Also, Akinyode Oyewusi, representing Ife north constituency,
was elected as the deputy speaker.
Oyewusi is a postgraduate student of international law and
diplomacy at Leed City University.
The inaugural sitting of the 8th assembly was presided by
Simeon Amusan, the clerk of the house.
Earlier this year, Timothy Owoeye, the former speaker of the
Osun assembly, lost his re-election bid into the house to PDP’s Olatunbosun
The new assembly will be working with Ademola Adeleke, whose
election as Osun governor was affirmed last month by the supreme court.
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