Group lobbies for Oyo lawmaker to be Reps speaker
A group, Equity Support Team (EST), has called on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders of the party to consider a third-term Member of House of Representatives (Surulere/Ogo Oluwa federal constituency) of Oyo State, Hon. Segun Odebunmi for the position of Speaker.
Spokesman of the group, Comrade Inuolaji Bamigboye said Odebunmi, who is also the Okanlomo of Ogbomoso, has the political dexterity, administrative acumen and inter-personal skills to lead the House of Representatives.
While commending the efforts of Tinubu in ensuring victory for the APC across Nigeria, the group urged the top echelon of the party to give equal opportunities to the contenders of the position of the Speaker and other principal offices of the House of Representatives.
Addressing a stakeholders meeting in Ibadan at the weekend, Bamigboye expressed confidence in the capacity of Odebunmi to drive the affairs of the green chamber, adding that the legislator will complement the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in building a prosperous nation.
In a statement made available to Daily Trust in Lagos on Monday, Bamgboye said, “As we await the inauguration of the 9th session of the national assembly, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and other key stakeholders of the APC to give opportunity to a grassroots politician, a philanthropist and a consummate politician in the person of Okanlomo Segun Odebunmi to lead the House of Representatives.
“Odebunmi has the wealth of experience to build a good working relationship among all tiers of government for the sake of national development.
“He is well known and respected among his colleagues. His goodwill is robust.”
The group urged the South West members of the green chamber to reach out to their colleagues in other zones in order to achieve the aspiration of Odebunmi.”