The Ogun House of Assembly has elected Balogun Akeem a member representing Ogun Waterside on Tuesday as the new Deputy Speaker.
Balogun’s election followed his nomination by Mr Solomon Osho of Remo North and was seconded by Abayomi Fasuwa of Ijebu North East.
The former deputy speaker, Mr Dare Kadiri (Ijebu North 11) was impeached for gross misconduct on March 2.
Earlier before the nomination exercise, the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Deji Adeyemo had presented a report on the vacancy in the office of the Deputy Speaker.
Balogun thereafter took the oaths of office and that of allegiance respectively which were administered on him by the Clerk.
The new deputy speaker appreciated his colleagues for his election, he said “I will regularly be in consultation with the speaker as captain of the ship on issues that will bring development to the state.”