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.
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.