Lawmaker, Akingbaso Becomes Minority Leader Of Ondo Assembly, Monarch reacts

Author: Agbelusi Ganiyu 


The Member of Ondo State House of Assembly, representing Idanre Local Government, Hon. Festus Olarewaju Akingbaso FessyWest had recently been appointed the Minority  Leader of the House.


This was as a result of minor shake up in the House of Assembly which saw the former Deputy Speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji, from Odigbo Constituency 2 being impeached by twenty members of the house while Hon. Aderoboye took his mantle. 

Hon. Festus Olarewaju Akingbaso,(PDP) who is a grassroot politician, notable philanthropist and international businessman displaced former Minority leader Hon. Tomide Akinribido.


It will be recalled that Hon. Akingbaso is currently the Chairman of the House Committee on Regional Planning and Urban Development and also the Vice Chairman of the House on Public Accounts as well as Vice Chairman of the House on Petroleum. 

Meanwhile, many people from political divides in Idanre had been congratulating him on the development. Mr. Abiola Akinsowon expressed happiness at the development and wished him more progress and elevation in his political career. 

Mrs Tolu Akinsuyi congratulated him on the development.

In a related story, Idanre Monarch, Owa has congratulated Akingbaso on emergence as minority leader.

See the press statement received by VAM News unedited below;


          His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Frederick Adegunle Aroloye, Arubiefin IV(JP) OFR, Owa of Idanre & Paramount ruler of Idanre Land had recently congratulated Hon. Festus Olarewaju Akingbaso Fessywest on his emergence as the Minority Leader in Ondo State House of Assembly where he represents Idanre Local Government constituency.


Oba Aroloye who made this known in a chat with Idanre Media Service in his Odode Idanre palace shortly after he heard of the development said such elevation should not be a surprise because it is a sign that God and people recognizes the selfless services that the popular philanthropist, grassroot politician and notable international businessman had been rendering to humanity.


The royal father revealed that he had been observing his rising political profiles and robust contributions in the House of Assembly with happiness and utmost joy. Oba Aroloye said Hon. Akingbaso's being the Chairman of the House Committee on Regional Planning & Urban Development as well as Vice Chairman of Petroleum and also Public Accounts testify to his being s great asset in the House and for the entire Makanre race who he represents.

Oba Aroloye called him to further use the opportunity to rededicate himself to his well known love and passion to uplift the standard of life of his people...Agbelusi Ganiyu reporting for Idanre Media Services @251120.

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