Knocks as Osun Deputy Governor addresses Gbajabiamila as ‘National Assembly Speaker’

The Deputy Governor of Osun State, Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, has been widely criticized for making a “mistake” while delivering a speech at Osun State University, Osogbo, on Thursday.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Alabi, who replaced Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the first edition of the annual Tunde Ponle conference, organized by the university, in collaboration with the Institute of Global Affairs and Sustainable Development, addressed the President of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as “The President of the National Assembly”.

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In addition, the deputy governor of Osun, in his comments, referred to the Senate as “Green Chamber” while welcoming the senator representing the central senatorial district of Osun, Dr. Bashir Ajibola.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Meanwhile, a socio-political group, Advocacy for Good Governance and Liberty has rebuked the number two citizen in the state for the mistake, saying that such a demonstration of deficiency was a great shame for the state.

This was contained in a press release signed by the group’s State Coordinator, Comrade Adams Kolawole, made available daily early Friday.

He stated that the level of intelligence and mental capacity shown by the Vice Governor was a total deviation from that of his predecessor, Ms. Titi Laoye-Ponle, a pedagogue.

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Kolawole implored Alabi to update himself with the information necessary for a better public presentation, adding that “the state cannot afford to have leaders with odious deficiencies.”

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that He also said that the public appearance and presentation of each leader remained the mirror in which their political dominance would be judged and qualified.

“The recent intellectual and mistaken error that the Deputy Governor of Osun showed was not only shameful, but it was an unforgivable deficiency.

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“How could a political figure of that stature refer to the President of the House of Representatives as the President of the National Assembly, and called the Senate Green Chamber? Such an error speaks of the shortage of mental strength and intellectual capacity required among the political class in Nigeria. “In fact, it is very inappropriate for Mr. Alabi and very unfortunate for the State in general,” he said.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Alabi, who arrived in the chair as vice governor in 2018, after the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the second vote of the governor’s elections on September 27, 2018, was more than two decades in the private sector as a banker. He is a member of the Chattered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Certified Manager of Sustainability and Facilities.