Ekiti Assembly gets new speaker
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Ekiti Assembly gets new speaker

By Our Correspondent

Following the burial last week of its former speaker, Funminiyi Afuye in Ikere-Ekiti, the Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected Gboyega Aribisogan, as its new Speaker.

Aribisogan (APC-Ikole Constituency 1) was elected at plenary after securing 15 votes to beat his only contender, Olubunmi Adelugba (APC- Emure Ekiti Constituency), who got 10 votes.

The new speaker, who hailed from Ijesa Isu Ekiti, was the Chairman of the House Committee on Government Business before his election.

Aribisogan was sworn in immediately after the election.

The former speaker, who died at the age of 66 on Oct. 20 was buried last weekend.



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