Party supporters dance carries a banner with picture of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Akure - The Ondo State House of Assembly,
on Monday inaugurated members of its 8th Assembly and swore in Ms Jumoke
Akindele and Mr Fatai Olotu as the Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Akindele of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) represents Okitipupa 2
Constituency, while Olotu of the same party represents Akoko North-East
The speaker promised to carry all members along and be a vibrant speaker but
solicited the cooperation of members to ensure dividends of democracy to the
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Mr Olamide George of PDP, representing Akure North Constituency nominated
Akindele, who was unopposed, while Joseph Araoyinbo also of PDP (Akoko
North-West 2) seconded the nomination.
Similarly, Mr Adeniyi Coker (PDP Ilaje 2) nominated Olotu, who was also
unopposed as deputy speaker, while Bamidele Oleyelogun (PDP Ifedore
Constituency), seconded the nomination.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 26 members sworn-in in the
assembly comprise five All Progressive Congress (APC) members and 21 Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) members.