June 21, 2009

Oyinlola, Ooni of Ife pledge support for Bankole, FG reforms

Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, Olubuse II, has pledged continued support for the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Dimeji Bankole and the various reforms of the Federal Government in the areas of Constitutional Review, Electoral Reforms and resolution of the Niger Delta crisis. Governor Oyinlola stated this weekend when the Speaker paid him a visit.

Prince Oyinlola said the people of Osun State will continue to support the Speaker, Bankole as their own, describing him as “a beacon of light for Yoruba people and the entire nation.”

Governor Oyinlola said Bankole should feel free to request for any assistance in tackling the challenges facing him in the running of the House or other national assignments he may be call upon to address, adding that his success so far is a thing of joy for the Yoruba people and the nation at large.

Earlier Speaker Bankole expressed appreciation to Governor Oyinlola for his support and wisdom he has readily offer to him in the running of the House.

In a similar visit to Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade urged all sons and daughter of Yoruba to support Speaker Bankole and the leadership of the National Assembly in their quest to give quality legislation to the country.

He assured Bankole of the constant prayer of all traditional rulers of Yoruba lineage in his activity to better the lots of Nigeria, adding that he is pledging the support of all royal fathers as the direct source of Yoruba race for Bankole and the present reform programmes of President Umaru Yar’Adua in the areas of Constitutional Review, Electoral Reforms and resolution of the Niger Delta crisis.

Speaking earlier Bankole  stated that “Nigeria is going through a period of change and challenges. The process for Constitutional Review is on. We have the Electoral Reform Bills from the Executive before us and there is the crisis in the Niger Delta. We need your prayers, ideas, support and inputs in all these areas”.