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10th NASS: Allow Ondo to produce Deputy Speaker, group APC

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A socio-political group, Ondo Democracy Front, has asked the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give the position of Deputy Speaker to Ondo State in view of its role in the emergence of Sen. Bola Tinubu as president-elect.

In a statement on Sunday in Akure by the Chairman of the group, Mr Gbenga Asaolu, the group explained that the state strongly and overwhelmingly voted for APC in the just-concluded elections.

The group specifically expressed support for Mr Timehin Adelegbe, who represents Owo/Ose Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

“We make bold to say that the lawmaker has served meritoriously enough to deserve the position, and Ondo state gave Tinubu the highest votes than any other political party in the state.

“Ondo State recorded 369,924 while Ekiti had 201,494, while Osun, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos states have had their fair share of positions at the federal level.

“The choice of Adelegbe is also based on his intelligence, immense capability and performance as a legislator,” the group said.

“In view of this, we deserve to be rewarded and supported for the position of the 10th deputy speakership  of the House of Representatives.

“That Ondo is lagging behind is because we have been relegated in the scheme of things in the south west. We deserve this position.

“The good people of Ondo State demonstrated their love for Adelegbe in his constituency, and by extension, the good performance of our governor, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, by electing Sen. Bola Tinubu,” he stated.

The group described Adelegbe as a man with capacity to steer the affairs of the green chambers in the absence of speaker, saying he is eloquent and skilled in public speaking.

“We, the leadership of Ondo Democracy Front, unequivocally resolve to support and canvass for Hon. Adelegbe to be elected as the Deputy Speaker, House of Reps, in the 10th Assembly.

“We call on the vast majority of elected members of the House of Representatives to galvanize their support for him,” the group said. (

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