Ogun State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s nominee, Oluwasina Ogungbade as the new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
This followed his screening by the lawmakers when he appeared before them at the Assembly Complex in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Wednesday.
Ogungbade’s confirmation was sequel to the adoption of the report of the Committee of the Whole House chaired by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo as presented by his Deputy, Akeem Balogun, who also moved the motion for its adoption.
As the adoption of the report was seconded by Ganiyu Oyedeji, a motion was moved by the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sherif for the confirmation of the nominee.
The motion was seconded by Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and supported by the Whole House through a voice vote.
Recalls that Gov Abiodun had appointed Ogungbade in place of Akingbolan Adeniran, who resigned his position as the Attorney General of Ogun State recently.
Controversy had trailed the resignation of Adeniran as there was a widespread rumour that he left the Abiodun cabinet over alleged “massive corruption” in government.
However, in a statement purportedly signed by the legal practitioner, he denied knowledge of any massive corruption in Abiodun’s government, saying his resignation was due to personal reasons.
Adeniran has since remained silent, even as he refused to answer calls from journalists, who contacted him for his reactions.