Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday, inaugurated the 6th Ekiti State House of Assembly.
The new Assembly members elected the former Majority Leader, Mr. Funminiyi Afuye, representing Ikere Constituency 1 as the Speaker.
They also elected Mr. Hakeem Jamiu, representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 2 as the Deputy Speaker.
The election was conducted by the Clerk of the House, Mr. Tola Esan.
Member representing Ikole Constituency 1, Mr. Gboyega Aribisogan, who is a returning member, retained his position as the Majority Leader.
The office of the Deputy Majority Leader went to Mr. Tajudeen Akingbolu, representing Ekiti West Constituency 1.
Member representing Emure Constituency, Mrs. Bunmi Adelugba emerged as the Chief Whip with the position of the Deputy Chief Whip going to the member representing Ilejemeje Constituency, Mr. Tope Ogunleye.
Afuye, a lawyer, was first elected into the Assembly in 2007 where served as House Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Action Congress (AC) Leader and Majority Leader.
At the end of the tenure in 2011, Afuye went on to serve as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation and later as Commissioner for Regional Integration and Intergovernmental Affairs under Fayemi.