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    BREAKING News: Ondo Assembly Elects New Speaker and Deputy as Factional Lawmakers Boycott Election

    The lawmaker representing Ifedore Constituency on Monday morning emerged the new Speaker of the crisis-ridden Ondo
    state House of Assembly as factional lawmakers boycott the election.

    BREAKING News: Ondo Assembly Elects New Speaker and Deputy as Factional Lawmakers Boycott Election
    The lawmaker representing Ifedore Constituency, Bamidele David Oloyelogun, on Monday morning, emerged the new Speaker of the crisis-ridden Ondo state House of Assembly.

    According to an authoritative report by SaharaReporters, Oloyelogun became the
    new speaker of the Assembly with nine votes after beating Olamide George from Akure North Constituency ‘I’ who polled four
    votes during an election described by critics as shady.

    Thirteen rebel lawmakers who suspended former female Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, from the Ondo State House of Assembly
    conducted the election of Mr. Oloyelogun, It was gathered that Oloyelogun, who is presently a two-term member of the
    parliament, was favored by in the voting after the acting speaker, Malachi Coker, voluntarily stepped down from the seat in an apparently acting on a script.

    During the election, Ogundeji Iroju, from Odigbo Constituency also emerged as the new Deputy Speaker, unopposed.

    Ogundeji was the former spokesman of the rebel lawmakers opposed to Mrs. Akindele style of leadership in the Assembly.

    Meanwhile, factional lawmakers loyal to the formal Speaker, Jumoke Akindele, has said
    they have not been carried along in the election conducted in the hallowed chamber of the Assembly today.

    The faction explained that they didn’t boycott the election of the House of Assembly as currently being insinuated by the rebel faction, they claimed that they
    were not notified of any sitting scheduled for Monday.

    Siji Akindiose, the spokesman for the faction, disclosed this in a terse message;
    “No notification was sent to us that there would be a sitting today and the House does
    not usually sit on Mondays and Fridays, which are reserved for committee activities,”
    he said.

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