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Hon. Adewale Egbedun, Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly

Why I left U.S. for politics in Nigeria – Osun speaker  

By Olajide Idowu

Osogbo, June 8, 2023

Mr. Adewale Egbedun, the Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, on Thursday said he returned to Nigeria from the United States of America (USA) in 2016, to join politics in order to serve and provide his people with a better life.

Egbedun made this known, while meeting with the staff of the Osun House of Assembly Commission, at the Assembly floor, after his swearing in on Tuesday.

He said he came back to Osun to ensure that the people of the state had quality governance and that he was not into politics to make money.

He assured the staff of the Assembly of an improved and better welfare, saying: “I will make your welfare my number one priority.

“My priority now is to make impact, make a name. I’m not here to make money.

“I have passion to help my people, to make the people happy.

“I had a dream in April 2016 while living in Texas in America, and I told my wife, I am going back to Nigeria to do politics and serve my people.

“Some Nigerians in the U.S., even my pastor, thought I was under enchantment, but I had a conviction that I wanted to do politics to serve my people and make their lives better,” he said.

He, however, appealed to the assembly staff to work with him and his colleagues so they could have a successful tenure.

He said the opportunity the Governor, Ademola Adeleke, had given to him to be a Speaker, must be justified and that he needed them to work with him to succeed.

He promised to run an open-door policy and would ensure that their welfare was well taken care of by making them happy, even if it meant using his personal resources.

Speaking also, the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Akinyode Oyewusi, appealed to the staff to work with the lawmakers to achieve growth and development.

Oyewusi said, “Don’t look at us as young people, let’s work together to achieve the common goal of delivering the best legislation.”

Mr. Simeon Amosun, the Clerk of the Assembly, on behalf of the workers, promised to work with the lawmakers and assist them to achieve the development agenda of the governor.

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