Benin – The Edo Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, on Sunday commended Speaker Marcus Onobun for his exceptional leadership qualities which have stabilised the Edo house of assembly under his watch.

Shaibu gave the commendation during the reception held to celebrate Onobun’s birthday anniversary in Benin.

The deputy governor said “I want to congratulate you for adding another year to your age and also commend you for all you have done for your Constituents.

“You have shown that the youths can be given responsibilities and they can handle them very well.

“The assembly under you is now stable. I pray that the assembly will be the beginning of your political career.”

According to him, “I pray for peace in your home and in Edo state.”

Also speaking, the Former Speaker of the assembly, Adjoto Kabiru, described Onobun as a pride to Edo people, adding that his exceptional leadership qualities in legislative matters had stabilised the Edo assembly.

“We are watching you from the background and we are proud of your leadership style.

“You are calm, calculative and violently progressive. I fear that from the way you are going your achievements in this seventh assembly will surpass that of the sixth assembly.

According to Adjoto, “the government of governor Godwin Obaseki is very stable because you have stabilised the legislative arm of government.”

In his remarks, Onobun thanked Shaibu for his care and concerns shown to him over the years.

Onobun also thanked the wife of the deputy governor, Maryam Shaibu, his wife, Ehizojie Onobun, for putting together the event.

He promised to continue to serve the people, adding that he had chosen to be the voice of the voiceless.