Party will decide who becomes next OSHA speaker- Waheed Saka
The Dialogue Resource Centre in Osogbo yesterday spoke generally on the forthcoming election into the Osun State speakership position in the state.
The group lauded the antecedent of Hon. Timothy Owoeye and his ambition for the speakership position in the forthcoming State House of Assembly election in the state.
While addressing journalists during his visit to Osogbo the State capital, the convener of the group, Waheed Saka, noted that Hon. Owoeye has the needed experience to propel the legislative arm of the state for effective and efficient lawmaking.
“The position of the Speaker of the House of Assembly is very strategic. It requires years of experience. As a socio-political group working for the growth of Osun state, we have watched Honorable Timothy Owoeye’s political trajectory and precedency, we can boldly say that he is the right man for the job,” he said.
“Honourable Owoeye is a grassroot politician who understands the need and aspiration of his eminent and his immediate people and this has counted well for him over the years. He has remained relevant in the House in terms of bills and motions raised on the floor of the house where he has served as a principal officer for three legislative terms. Such a person with the qualities is needed to pilot the legislative affairs in the state,” he added.
Saka also affirmed his confidence in Owoeye to bring government closer to the people if elected as speaker come June 2019. He further noted some of his unprecedented qualities and achievements as an active and participatory legislator in the Osun State legislative chamber.
He noted that Hon. Timothy Owoeye in the past years has tremendously gained the due loyalty of his political party(All Progressive Congress) as a strong loyalist to the party for more than two decades. He, Owoeye was the only honourable member given whooping amount of money estimated to 40-60 million naira and re-founded it back to the state to prove his true servant. He is the first politician in the state to be detained in Osun State in 2007 due to intimidation by the then ruling party under the administration of the then governor, Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola, “but his determination to serve the party wasn’t deterred,” he noted.
“I believe with his antecedent, contribution, progressive factors among others, he deserves to be the next speaker in the 7th assembly in the Osun State House of Assembly” he urged all honorable members elect to support his bid as the next speaker.