10th NASS: Akande-Sadipe Declares Interest For Deputy Speaker


Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Chairman of the House of Representatives Diaspora Committee, has announced her intention to run for Deputy Speaker of the 10th Assembly if her party (APC) zones the position to the South West where she comes from.

In a speech made available to the journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Akande-Sadipe acknowledged the challenges she faced during the election process and expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve the people.K

Akande-Sadipe, who is currently the only female legislator in Oyo State, added that she was ready to focus on the task at hand and move the assembly forward as a whole.

In her words: “My Honourable colleagues, as we all did, I have battled for my ticket, and went to the poll on Feb. 25, unlike many I was forced into a rerun on April 15. That’s now done and dusted. My family and I have sent our cherished mother forth and now it is time to focus on the work at hand.

“Hence I come before you my esteemed colleagues to ask for your support as I vie for the role of deputy speaker of the 10th Assembly,” she said.

She equally expressed confidence in her ability to carry out the duties of deputy speaker and pledged to work tirelessly to achieve the assembly’s goals and objectives.

She added:”I pray you will assess me based on my vision, and my values, which are “Accountability and Professionalism” and support me on this journey,” she appealed.

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