Osogbo – House of Assembly members-elect in Osun have been urged to shun partisanship and work together for the development of the state.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Mr Adekunle Ogunmola, made the call on Monday while presenting certificate of return to them at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Osogbo.
He said that now that the elections were over, the next thing for the assembly members-elect to do was to ensure service to the people.
The REC, who described the in-coming lawmaker as members of the same family, said ‘’we are all members of the same family and we must ensure that we do our best to ensure good governance in the state.
“What is next now is service to the people and to achieve this we must remove partisanship and work collectively for the development of this state.
“Your people have reposed their confidence in you and you must work hard not to betray that confidence.”
In his speech, the Speaker of the house, Mr Najeem Salaam, who was also re-elected, described the next dispensation in the assembly as ‘’a new challenge’’ which required more commitment from the legislative arm of government.
He promised that the assembly would continue to do its best to better the lot of the people, to justify the confidence the people have in the members.