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My contenders promise to work with me for Osun progress – Speaker

From Lateef Dada, Osogbo

The Speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Adewale Egbedun, yesterday said his co-contenders for the position have promised to work with him to provide a formidable and vibrant assembly.

Egbedun who had contested with some returning legislators promised that the house under his leadership will ensure transparency and accountability that is worthy of note in the history of the state.

Egbedun who met newsmen in his office to seek their cooperation, said the 8th assembly is ready to cooperate with the executive arm of the government in ensuring the ‘five-point agenda’ of Governor Ademola Adeleke.

Noting that some people were doubting his ability to lead the house being a first-timer and a youth, Egbedun promised to prove the critics wrong and give the job his best.

“I’m a young man below 40 and a lot of people have underrated me. I want to prove them wrong. It is a moral burden on me to prove critics wrong. Being here is a privilege and I will give it my best.

“I will try as much as possible to make the 8th Assembly the best we’ve ever had in this state and if possible, Nigeria.

“Our major problem in Nigeria is dishonesty. I want to make it a priority to be transparent as much as possible. I will be transparent to all honourable members and the state. I will be accountable and accessible.

“I have a lot of plans and luckily for me, about 75 per cent of us are youths in the composition of the 8th assembly. We have the youthful energy and we are ready to put heads together to make the 8th assembly the best we’ve ever had in the history of Osun State.

“I’ve had a meeting with all the honourable members and we’ve agreed to make the 8th assembly our priority. The success of the 8th assembly is our goal. I have no grudge against anyone.

“The executive arm of government has been doing well. The Governor has his ‘Five Point Agenda’ and we are ready to work with him on this. The Governor has a lot of good plans for the youths and we are ready to support him in any capacity to achieve that.

“I’ve reached out to the honourable who contested against me and they assured me that they are going to support me to achieve the best and I want to believe them,” he added.

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