Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has congratulated the new Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Oludaisi Elemide, and other lawmakers for ensuring a rancour-free process.
The governor, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, spoke when he received 19 members of the House who accompanied the new Speaker on a courtesy call on him on Tuesday in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
He commended the seamless manner in which they elected the new Speaker, reaffirming that the lawmakers have the right to decide who would lead them in democratic settings.
He said, “It is worthy of note that the executive has not interfered in the process to make sure that you are comfortable in what you want to do, that led you to make your decision. And we support you in the decision that you make.
“You have gone through the process in a way that is exemplary. This is not the first time in this country that members of a particular legislature have decided to change their leader.”
He emphasized that the executive arm will continue to adhere strictly to the concept of separation of power and the rule of law in its relationship with the House of Assembly.
The governor pledged that his administration would support and work closely with the legislature to maintain the harmonious relationship that has existed in the last four and a half years.