By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun House of Assembly on Monday screened the state governor’s nominee for the State Judicial Service Commission after he was disowned by the lawmaker representing his constituency.
The nominee, Mr Adebayo Salimon, a legal practitioner, had appeared before the assembly for screening, but was denied by the lawmaker representing his constituency , Adekunle Oyekunle, from Ejigbo state Constituency.
Oyekunle, informed the legislators that he was only seeing the nominee for the first time, since he was announced for the position by the governor, and that despite putting a call to him, to congratulate him, the nominee had not contacted or related to him as the representative from his constituency.
Other lawmakers, who also made their contributions, condemned the action of the nominee, describing his action as disrespectful and uncomely.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, said the nominee would have been asked to go and reappear on another day, but begged his colleagues for an hour break so the nominee could make amends.
The lawmakers later re-converge after an hour, where the nominee was screened, asked series of questions and eventually asked to take a bow and leave.
Earlier, the assembly welcomed an immediate past lawmaker, Mr Kamil Oyedele, who had just been appointed Special Adviser to the Governor on Legislative matters, into their fold.
The speaker, said the former lawmaker, who served at the Assembly for 12 years, would now serve as the liaising officer between the legislative and the executive, as his new position dictates urging him to sustain and maintain the smooth relationship that had existed between the executive and the legislative in the state with his new position.
Oyedele in his own remarks appreciated the lawmakers, governor and speaker for the opportunity given to him to serve , stating that his job would be to cement the cordial and harmonious relationship between the executive arm of government and the state assembly.