The Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, yesterday, shocked his audience when he tongue lashed members of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) who criticized him for speaking glowingly about the administration of the governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, urging them to see performance in governance beyond partisan politics.
Members of the Osun PDP had, some weeks ago, condemned the Speaker for eulogizing Aregbesola during his visit to the state.
Tambuwal was speaking at Ilawe Ekiti,headquarters ,Ekiti South West Local Government area of Ekiti State, yesterday, during the first year coronation ceremony of Alawe of Ilawe Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi.
He was installed the Bobagunwa of Ilawe at the occasion. According to him, he was not the Speaker of the PDP but the Speaker of a crucial arm of government of the nation.
Tambuwal said good performance by public officers should be acknowledged by all, irrespective of political leaning.
He equally lauded the administration of Ekiti State governor,Dr Kayode Fayemi, for bringing revolution to the state in terms of governance.
The Speaker urged Fayemi to keep up the good work.
Tambuwal expressed gratitude to the monarch and the community for the title and promised to uphold the honour.
In his own speech at the occasion, Fayemi extolled the virtues of leadership of Tambuwal in the House of Representatives, describing him as a “leader I am very well pleased in.”
Fayemi, who commended the large turnout of the people at the event, noted that the occasion was a demonstration of the love the people had for the king.
Speaking earlier, Oba Alabi observed that the event would have taken place on April 24 but postponed in honour of the late deputy governor of the state, Mrs. Funmilayo Olayinka.