By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Members of Ogun State House of Assembly holds a special section to celebrate the demised of late Dr Emmanuel Babatunde Jagundina, member of first legislators in the first republic,representing Ado Odo/Igbesa state constituency in the state Assembly.
Dr Emmanuel Babatunde Jagundina, whose his remains was brougth to hallow chamber on thursday 27th of April, 2017 for line in state and legislator celebration.
Late Dr Jagundina was a member of ogun state house of Assembly in 1979 to 1983 and chairman house committee on community, under the platform of UPN.
According to the speaker Ogun State House of Assembly Rt hon Suraju Ishola Adekunbi descdibed the late Dr Emmanuel Jagundina as member that love his people.
“He demostrated a great love for the people he represented through frank pressntation of issues affecting his constituency on the floor”.
“Honourable Jagundina was loved by all his colleagueas and staff as he rarely get annoyed. “The registered trade mark on his face is smile”.
While congratulating the Jagundina of Alawe chieftaincy family. He said “we take a solace in the fact that your father has live a fulfilled life as a father, community representative, leader and as a friend who has left good footprints in the sand of time”.
Also honourable Akanbi Bankole representing Ado odo/ Igbesa in the 8th legislators described late Dr Emmanuel Jagundina as a people person and community man to the core, a man who spend all his life time to serve his people.
He added that late Dr Emmanjel Jagundina was born in 1935 into Alawe chieftaincy family, Oke osi at Ado Odo in Ado/Ota local government. He worked as a classroom teacher and rose to vice principal in 1973 and 1975 before he resigned his appointment to joined politics.
He contested and won election into Ogun state house of Assembly under the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) in 1979 and was an honourable member of the house represented Ado-Odo/Igbesa constituency in 1983.
And he was appointed as a member of Governing Council of Moshood Abiola State Polytechnic, Abeokuta between 2004 to 2008.