Theodore Orji son becomes Abia Speaker as states inaugurate assemblies

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Chinedum Orji, a son of former governor of Abia State , Theodore Orji on Monday emerged Speaker of the 7 th House of Assembly. Orji represents Umuahia East state constituency .

Other principal officers of the House include Ifeanyi Uchendu (PDP ) (Deputy Speaker) , Solomon Akpulonu of Obingwa East (PDP ) (Majority Leader ) and Munachim Alozie of Ugwunagbo (PDP) (Chief Whip).

Others are Abraham Oba of Aba Central (APGA ) (Minority Leader ), Paul Taribo of Ukwa East (PDP) (Deputy Majority Leader ) and Chukwu Chijioke of Bende North (APC ) (Deputy Minority Leader) .

In his inaugural speech , Orji pledged that at all times, he would do his best and would not disappoint Abians .

Ogundoyin 31 , is Oyo Speaker
Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly on Monday unanimously elected 31 – year -old lawmaker from Ibarapa East Constituency , Debo Ogundoyin , as the Speaker of the house .

Ogundoyin was first elected into the Assembly in 2018 after the death of the speaker , Michael Adeyemo from Ibarapa East.

Olagunju Ojo from Oriire constituency in Ogbomoso was elected speaker after Adeyemo ’ s demise .

Coincidentally , the new speaker is from the late speaker’ s constituency and also son of the late industrialist , Adeseun Ogundoyin from Eruwa, Ibarapa area of the state .

The ninth Assembly is dominated by the Peoples Democratic Party with 26 out of the 32 members .

The former ruling party , the All Progressives Congress has five lawmakers , leaving the Action Democratic Party with only one member.

Ex- deputy speaker , Oluomo , emerges Ogun Speaker
A former deputy speaker of 8 th Ogun State House of Assembly , Olakunle Oluomo , has emerged the Speaker of the ninth state house of assembly .

Oluomo , a member of the APC and a three- term lawmaker from Ifo 1 state constituency , was elected the new speaker of the state assembly by all the 26 members of the assembly .

He was a sole nominee for the seat and was adopted by all the members of the assembly .

The assembly also elected Dare Kadiri , a member of the APC from Ijebu North 2 : (Ifelodun ) constituency as deputy Speaker of the assembly .
Oborevwori re- elected as Delta Speaker

The 7 th Delta State House of Assembly has re- elected Mr Sheriff Oborevwori as Speaker while Mr Christopher Ochor , member representing Ukwuani State Constituency emerged as the deputy speaker.

Oborevwori who was the Speaker of the immediate sixth assembly , was unanimously reelected by a voice vote by the 28 lawmakers .

Tim Owhefere , member representing Isoko North Constituency who led the nomination for the Speakership position of the Seventh Assembly, was seconded by Festus Okoh, representing Ika South Constituency .

Balarabe – Abdullahi re- elected Nasarawa ’ s Speaker
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Monday re -elected Ibrahim Balarabe -Abdullahi as Speaker in the 6 th Assembly .

Balarabe – Abdullahi emerged speaker unopposed and was sworn in by the Clerk of the State Assembly, Mr Ego Maikeffi Abashe .

Gafasa sworn in as Kano Speaker
The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday elected a member representing Ajingi Constituency , Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba – Gafasa, as the new Speaker of the 9 th Assembly .

His election followed his nomination by the member representing Dala constituency , Malam Lawan Hussain , of the Peoples Democratic Party during the first plenary session of the ninth Assembly.

Gafasa ’ s nomination was seconded by the member representing Doguwa Constituency , Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim – Riruwai.

A member representing Makoda constituency , Hamisu Cidari was also elected as the Deputy Speaker for the fourth time .

The legislators elected the member representing Warawa constituency , Alhaji Ayuba Labaran – Madari , as the Majority Leader and Alhaji Kabiru Alasan – Dashi , representing Kiru constituency as the Majority Leader of the Assembly.

Recall that Gafasa was first elected Speaker of the Assembly from 2007 to 2011 , during the tenure of the former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau .

Magari elected as Katsina assembly Speaker
Also in Katsina, Tasiu Maigari (Zango Constituency ) on Monday emerged the Speaker of the 7 th session of the Katsina State House of Assembly.

Shehu Tafoki (Faskari Constituency ) emerged Deputy Speaker.

Tafoki had earlier occupied the position during the 6 th session of the assembly .

The House Clerk , Musa Umar made the announcement shortly after a plenary attended by the 34 members of the House .

Umar said the new Speaker, Maigari , scored 18 votes to defeat his rival , Nasiru Yahaya (Daura Constituency ) , who scored 16 votes .

Umar further revealed that the Deputy Speaker, Tafoki scored 20 votes to defeat his opponent ,

Abdulrazak Tsiga (Bakori Constituency ) who got 14 votes .
Maigari was the Speaker of the house during its 6 th session which ended on Friday .

Ubosi retains Enugu Assembly Speakership position
Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Monday , reelected the former speaker , Edward Ubosi , as the new speaker of the 7 th Assembly.
Ubosi , representing Enugu East Urban Constituency was first elected into the Assembly in 2011 and in 2015 .

Uche Ugwu , representing Udi North Constituency and first term member, was elected the Deputy Speaker .

The former Majority Leader of the Assembly , Melitus Ezeugwu , representing Udenu Constituency , was also reelected into his position .

Sunday Nwakanma, Ademola Babalola, Tunji Bosun , James Abraham , Ochei Matthew , Umar Muhammed , Olaide Oyelude , Raphael Ede and Ted Odogwu


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