OrderPaperToday – Sen. Akinyelure Patrick Ayo (PDP, Ondo North) has scored the highest number of petitions sponsored in the Senate at midterm.

He set the pace by singlehandedly sponsoring two hundred and ninety six petitions in the first half of the 9th Senate; more than double of the total petitions by other one hundred and eighth senators.

As part of his several petitions, Akinyelure sponsored petition against the Minister of Education over an appeal to follow due process in the appointment of National Institute for Educational Planning Administration, Director General and other Chief Execution Officers position.

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Similarly, he sponsored petition from Abah Anthony on behalf of the Olanyega National Community Development against Iwewe Community and others for alleged violence, arson, destruction of lives and properties.

Meanwhile Akinyelure sponsored two motions during the period under review, of which one was on the state of insecurity in the nation and gruesome murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Ruben Fasoranti the nonagenarian leader of Afenifere on 12th July, 2019 from Ondo Central Senatorial District by some armed gang and kidnappers along Akure-Ore-Lagos highway.

In part of his submission, he urged the Senate “to draw the attention of the Federal Government to the rising level of insecurity level of insecurity and tension in different parts of the nation and the cries of citizens over the incessant armed attacks on the major highways with many lives lost in the several attacks.”

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Motions and Petitions Scorecard of Ondo Senators

He similarly urged the Senate “to unequivocally condemn the gruesome murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin by the unknown gunmen and commiserate with the families of the nonagenarian father and elder statesman, Pa Ruben Fasoranti on the loss of his daughter in the unfortunate gun attack.”

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo (PDP, Ondo South) on his own sponsored only one motion, however with zero petition. He sponsored a motion on the need to rescue Ayetoro community in Ondo State from continuous ocean surge.

He urged the Federal Government “to set up a rescue committee that will include the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ondo State Government, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Consolidated Oil, Chevron Oil, and Canvendish Oil to see to the plight of the people.”

Lastly, Sen. Borofice Robert Ajayi (APC, Ondo North) sponsored one motion and petition.

In his singular motion, he addressed the call for a stop to the communal crises between Oka Akoko and Supare communities in Ondo north senatorial district and the need for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief Material to displaced persons.

He urged the Senate “to condemn in strongest terms the various attacks that have resulted in destruction of farm settlement and properties; the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide adequate relief materials to all displaced victims of the communities involved in communal crises in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State; and the Nigerian Police and other security agencies to maintain peace and put in place appropriate measures to forestall further crises.”

He sponsored petition against the Nigeria Police force for alleged unlawful dismissal of one Samuel Adeniyi Ayesa, Esq.

The three senators from the State contributed 3.5% and 79.2% to the motions and petitions tally at midterm.

Meanwhile, Akinyelure led the Ondo State Senate contingent in the bill sponsorship tally.




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