By David Uka, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State House of Assembly has re-elected the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Francis Nwifuru and his Deputy, Hon. Odefa Obasi.
Governor Dave Umahi proclaimed the 6th Assembly before the election of the principal officers of the House.
Nwifuru, a third term lawmaker and Obasi a four term lawmaker emerged
during the election of the Speakership of the Assembly and Deputy held
at the Assembly complex, Nkaliki road, Abakaliki .
Governor David Umahi had proclaimed the 6th Assembly before the election of the principal officers of the House.
The Clerk of the House, Mrs. Patricia Anasi presided over the sitting and swore-in the Speaker and Deputy after their election for the leadership of the State Assembly.
Other Principal officers of the House were announced thus; Victor Chukwu Leader of the House(Ezza North West), Kingsley Ikoro Deputy Leader(Afikpo North West), Humphrey Nwuruku Chief Whip(Ikwo North) and Benjamin Ezeoma Deputy Chief Whip(Ebonyi North West).
In his acceptance speech, the new Speaker described the election as transparent and promised speedy passage of bills.
He solicited the cooperation of the members of the House for robust
lawmaking and development of the state.
Nwifuru promised to uphold transparency and accountability in the leadership of the Assembly assuring that the welfare of the members will be his utmost priority.