Here’s what you didn’t know about newly-elected 32-year-old Speaker of Oyo Assembly

Oyo, the pace setter state is agog following the election of 32-year-old Hon. Adebo Edward Ogundoyin of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representing Ibarapa East state constituency alongside Hon Abiodun Muhammed Fadeyi representing Ona Ara State Constituency as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively of the state’s 9th Assembly.

The Babcock University alumnus unanimously elected on Monday, is the only returning lawmaker out of the 26 members elected on the platform of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and was first elected as member of the 32-member Assembly on June 2, 2018 having won a bye-election to fill the vacant seat of Ibarapa East State constituency in the house, following the death of its representative and then Speaker, Hon. Michael Adeyemo who died on Friday April 27, 2018.
He defeated the younger brother of the former speaker, Olukunle Adeyemo, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 5 others to win the bye-election.

Adebo is a son of late philanthropist and industrialist, late Chief Adeseun Ogundoyin who is reputed to have between 1978 and 1991, almost single-handedly financed with millions of naira the establishment of conservative political tendencies in the old Oyo state from National Party of Nigeria (NPN) 1978 to 84  and the National Republican Convention (NRC) in the early 90s. Ogundoyin’s philanthropy was considered unique by many as he never wanted to contest for any political position other than to see the ideals of conservatism entrenched in the polity.

Although he was barely five years old at the time of his father’s death, he founded the Adeseun Ogundoyin Charity Foundation and expectations are rife that he would be a shining example of youth in politics being the youngest Speaker in the history of the state and Nigeria.

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