Ado-Ekiti - Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti on
Friday proclaimed the opening of the 5th Assembly and charged the lawmakers to
enact quality legislation.
Fayose who gave the charge at the Assembly complex,
Ado-Ekiti, said the proclamation was in accordance with Section 105 Subsection
3 of the 1999 Constitution.
He charged the lawmakers to be diligent with the new
assignment by making laws that would bring about turnaround development of the
"I want to charge the members of this newly inaugurated
House of Assembly to see quality legislation as your primary assignment and be
diligent with it.
"Always remember that whatever you do today will become
history, do not disappoint the people that voted you in,’’ Fayose said.
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The governor said that he was happy that a new government
has been inaugurated today in the state, describing the past seven months as, "months of distraction’’.
"I want to tell Ekiti people that I am also being
inaugurated today as we are doing for the house because the past seven months
have been months of distraction.
"Let me tell you that though the finances of the state have
not improved, but I am now ready to hit the ground running.
"Am more determined and committed to serve you better and I
am on this seat for you, I am now ready to deliver more dividends of democracy
to my people.
"This government was ordained by God to serve His people,
and I am commitment to serve you better than ever,” he declared.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a new speaker,
deputy and other principal officers of the house were elected shortly after the
The Speaker the 5th assembly, Mr Kolawole Oluwawole (Moba
11), was the former Chief of Staff to Fayose in his first tenure, while his
Deputy is Mayowa Adewumi (Ekiti West 1).
Mr Akinyele Olatunji emerged as the Leader of Business,
Sunday Akinniyi, Chief Whip; Adeniran Alagbada, Deputy Leader; and Mr Ekundayo
Akinleye , Deputy Chief Whip.
NAN also reports that the assembly performed its first
constitutional function by unanimously passing the bill for the Reconstitution
of the 16 local government transition committee.
NAN reports that the wife of the governor, Mrs Feyisetan
Fayose, Deputy Governor, Olusola Kolapo and his wife were also present at the