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Osun Speaker commends Fayemi for accepting defeat

26 June 2014, 14:09

Osogbo - Najeem Salaam, the Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, on Thursday commended Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti for displaying the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting the outcome of the June 21 governorship election.

Salaam gave the commendation at the assembly's plenary in Osogbo.

Ayo Fayose of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Fayemi of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election in the state.

Salaam said Fayemi’s display of maturity had guaranteed a place for him in the future of Ekiti and Nigerian politics.

“It is only the progressives, particularly the APC, that can produce such a fine, disciplined and compassionate mind to admit defeat gallantly in an election.

“Governor Fayemi’s action has guaranteed a place for him in the future of Ekiti, Yoruba and even Nigerian politics,” he said.

The speaker said the Ekiti people would continue to appreciate Fayemi’s positive contributions to the state.

Meanwhile, the Osun State Tertiary Institutions Retirement Age Bill scaled through its second reading at the plenary.

Speaking on the bill, Salaam said the speedy passage of the bill was germane toward meeting the demands of the staff members of the state tertiary institutions.

The speaker expressed optimism that the passage of the bill into law would encourage the striking lecturers to call off their strike.

Other members who spoke on the bill also said its passage would motivate the lecturers.

 - NAN

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