Mr Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has been re-elected as the Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly for the 10th Assembly.
This followed a motion for his nomination moved by Hon. Halidu Danbaba representing Kaiama/Wajibe and seconded by Hon. Arinola Lawal representing Ilorin East during Tuesday’s inauguration plenary.
The 10th Legislature of Kwara House of Assembly was inaugurated following issuance of Proclamation by Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq in compliance with Section 105, Subsection 3 of the 1999 Constitution as amended
The 38 years old Danladi-Salihu was the Speaker of the 9th Assembly and was unanimously reelected by the House.
In the same development, Hon. Ojo Olayiwola Oyebode representing Oke-Ogun was also elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker.
Oyebode was nominated by Razaq Owolabi representing Share/Oke-Ode constituency while Hon Shaba Isa Gideon representing Edu constituency seconded.
Danladi-Salihu and Oyebode were therefore sworn in by the Clerk of the House, Hajia Halimah Kperogi at the Hallowed Chamber of the House.
Danladi was born in Gwanara, Baruten Local Government of Kwara on May 31, 1985 into the family of Salihu Gwanara.
His early education began in 1988 at BLGEA Primary School where he earned First School Leaving Certificate in 1993.
He attended St Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin and finished in 2001 before attending Kaduna Polytechnic College where he received a National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering between 2003 and 2008.
In 2016, Yakubu-Danladi earned B.Eng in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Minna.
He was a lecturer in the same University before he resigned to contest to represent his people his in 2019.
On his part, Oyebode attended Baptist LGEA Primary School, Ipee and Jamaatu Nasril Islam Secondary School, Owu –Isin before attending the Federal Polytechnic, Offa.
He served as a Councillor in Ipee between 2007 and 2010.
Out of the 24 members, only one was elected under the platform of PDP member, while five of them are women.
Eight of the members sworn in are re-elected, while 16 are new members.
Other Principal Officers of House are House Leader Oba Abdulkadir Magaji of Ilorin Central Constituency as Deputy House Leader is Medinah Abdulrahman, Lanwa Ejidongari Constituency
Also Abdulganiyu Abolarin-Gabriel of Ekiti Constituency emerged as Chief Whip while Mariam Yusuf Aladi of Ilorin South Constituency clinched the position of Deputy Whip of the House.