The speaker of Osun State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Adewale Egbedun on Wednesday, said he was relishing the challenge of leading the 8th assembly, promising to prove those doubting his ability to run the assembly wrong.
This was as he said the objective of the newly inaugurated members of the house was to make sure it is the best in the history of the state, adding that the assembly will be transparent in their dealings.
The speaker noted that the assembly is ready to cooperate with the executive arm of the government in ensuring the ‘five-point agenda’ of the State Governor.
Egbedun who spoke with newsmen in his office on Wednesday, noted that members of the house were ready to work to move the state forward.
He said: “I’m a young man and a lot of people have underrated me and I want to prove them wrong. It is a moral burden on me to prove critics wrong. Being here is a privilege and I will give it my best.
“I will try as much as possible to make the 8th Assembly the best we’ve ever had in this state and if possible, Nigeria.
“Our major problem in Nigeria is dishonesty. I want to make it a priority to be transparent as much as possible. I will be transparent to all honourable members and the state. I will be accountable and accessible.
“I have a lot of plans and luckily for me, about 75 percent of us are youths in the composition of the 8th assembly. We have the youthful energy and we are ready to put heads together to make the 8th assembly the best we’ve ever had in the history of Osun State.
“I’ve had a meeting with all the honourable members and we’ve agreed to make the 8th assembly our priority. The success of the 8th assembly is our goal. I have no grudge against anyone.
“The executive arm of government has been doing well. The Governor has his ‘Five Point Agenda’ and we are ready to work with him on this. The Governor have a lot of good plans for the youths and we are ready to support him in any capacity to achieve that.”
The speaker added that he had sought the support of those who contested the speakership seat with him.
“I’ve reached out to the honourable who contested against me and they assured me that they are going to support me to achieve the best and I want to believe them.”