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Sunmonu Visits Oyo Speaker, Announces Retirement From Partisan Politics


Monsurat Sunmonu, ex-speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, visited the incumbent, Adebo Ogundoyin today in his office.

Sunmonu, who was immediate past Oyo Central senator, was at the state house to felicitate with past members of the Assembly who were nominated as chairman and members of the Oyo State House of Assembly Service Commission, and to also watch the screening of the nominees.

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Ogundoyin specially thanked Sunmonu for her leadership and mentorship roles for the Ninth Oyo state House of Assembly, adding that members have continued to benefit from her immense political, administrative and legislative experiences.

He equally lauded the former Speaker for being a reliable pillar of support for the present administration in Oyo state and indeed for the house of Assembly.

He said Sunmonu has not only made history by becoming the first female lawmaker and indeed Speaker in Oyo state but also as one of the Speakers in the history of the state who led a rancour free house of Assembly and a house with a harmonious working relationship with the then executive arm of government.

“I am happy to receive my mother, a senior speaker in the Oyo Assembly and a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in my office. Your advice and support at all times have been helping me in piloting the affairs of the Ninth Assembly. I thank you most sincerely for being there for us at all times.”

In her response, the former Speaker said she was happy for the crop of lawmakers in the Ninth Oyo state house of Assembly describing them as a combination of the old and the young.

Sunmonu noted that the vibrancy and youthfulness of the Speaker, who is one of the beneficiaries of the Not-too-young-to-run Act is making the Ninth Oyo Assembly one of the most active in the country.

She advised all lawmakers of the Ninth Assembly to work together irrespective of their party differences and affiliations towards making laws that will enhance good governance and also make life meaningful and bearable for the citizenry.

Sunmonu used the medium to announce her resolve not to run for political office again.

“I am still in politics and I am available to give political advice to politicians who believe and promote good governance. That is why I am supporting Governor Seyi Makinde as one of the members of his political Advisory Committee. But I am too old now at sixty to start jostling for political post hence I will not contest election again in Nigeria,” Sunmonu stressed.

“I am available for good governance and this is what I will continue to stand for. I urge all the lawmakers to put their constituency first in whatever they do so that posterity can judge them right.”

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