The member-elect for Kajola constituency in the Oyo state house of assembly, Mustapha Olawale has said that the 9th assembly would not be a rubberstamp to the State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.
Hon. Olawale who spoke with Westernlifenews in Ibadan made the assertion against the background that most of the members-elect lack experiences and exposures in lawmaking business.
He said principle of separations would rather be strictly adhered to in the new dispensation.
“What is important is the application of the principle of separation of powers in any democracy. No one should be seen as superior to another. I believe where there is a mutual understanding between the executive and legislature, there would be no rancour and this should not be seen “rubberstamp” as many would want to believe”.
According to him, problems always arise between the legislature and the executive whenever the latter tries to use power arbitrarily. He therefore suggested that each organ of government should be operating within the ambit of their limitations, to bring about good governance.
Mr. Olawale, who was elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party lamented the state of infrastructural decay in Kajola Local Government, said his major focus in the state house of assembly would be to give quality representation for the people of Kajola state constituency and ensuring the local government gets its due in terms of infrastructural development and other social amenities.
“I will ensure that these cases are presented on the floor of the house in order to draw the attention of the executive to our plight” he said.
Speaking on the agitation of many residents in the state concerning the issue of security, the newly elected lawmaker advised the state government to ensure that adequate measures are taken to protect lives and properties of the people.
“The first duty of any government, according to the constitution is to provide security of lives and properties. Any government failing in this area would be termed a failure. I am very optimistic that the present PDP led administration in Oyo state would not be find wanton in securing lives and properties of the people”
On the recent sack of local government chairmen in the state, Mr. Olawale said he supported Governor Makinde’s action and termed it as a welcome development.
Mr. Olawale also expressed his willingness to introduce or support bills that will promote youth development and empowerment, calling on government to ensure that the youths are engage
Mr. Olawale noted that the crisis of youth unemployment in the state has reached a tipping point, saying the state and its institutions need to urgently address the huge crisis of youth unemployment in the state, through well-tailored polices for young people’s development and participation.