In an unprecedented move, at least judging by political trends since the commencement of this republic, the Oyo State House of Assembly, Tuesday, passed a vote of confidence on the duo of Governor Seyi Makinde and his deputy, Engr Rauf Olaniyan.
Apparently, to douse the tension and stamp out the fire of a well publicised discord between the duo, and primarily in response to the story on the peace brokered by Alh. Yekini Adeojo, which OYOINSIGHT.COM exclusively reported yesterday, the state assembly passed its confidence vote.
While watchers of political trends in the state actually feel that when a confidence vote is passed in politics, is indeed when trouble is brewing, sources from the state assembly which this newspaper spoke to in confidence, could not actually point to a cogent reason why the confidence vote was necessary at this point in time.
The vote of confidence, which was passed at the plenary session of the house on Tuesday, came less than 17 hours after OYOINSIGHT.COM exclusively reported how Adeojo brokered peace between the duo.
The motion for the vote of confidence was moved by the member representing Lagelu State Constituency, Hon Akintunde Olajide and seconded by Hon Isiaka Kazeem representing Oyo East/Oyo West State Constituency.
The house also unanimously described as false, the stories flying around that a plot to impeach some top government officers underway.
According to the Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, the vote of confidence passed on the governor and his deputy was necessitated by their enviable achievements and the ribust working relationship they enjoy with the state house of assembly.
The speaker, who commended online news platform for their diligient efforts, also enjoined them to ensure accuracy, truthfulness and objectivity in thier reportage of events.
Similarly, in his own remarks, the deputy speaker of the house, Hon. Muhammed Fadeyi condemmed journalists who publish unverified reports.
He them advised journalists covering the state assembly and other beats to always cross check their sources and report only the truth.
In seperate remarks, the majority leader of the house, Hon Sanjo Odedoyin and the minority leader, Hon Asimiyu Alarape, commended Seyi Makinde-led administration for their people-oriented policies.
A top assembly source who didn’t want name in print told OYOINSIGHT.COM that they just told us before plenary that governor and his needed that vote of confidence.