The Member Representing Ikwo South State Constituency, Hon Moses Odunwa, has emerged as the 7th Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly.
Governor Francis Nwifuru proclaimed the Speaker and Deputy Speaker 7th Assembly before the election of the Speaker, and Hon. Chinedu Onah of Ohaukwu South State constituency was elected the Deputy Speaker.
Both Odunwa and Onah are old members of the House of Assembly. They were re-elected under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the just concluded 2023 general elections.
The motion for the election of Odunwa as the Speaker was moved by Hon. Nkemkanma Onuma, representing Afikpo South West State constituency, while Hon Ifeanyi Ogba of Onicha East State Constituency who was elected under the platform of Labour Party, Odunwa and Onah was elected unopposed.
In his acceptance speech, Odunwa commended members of the House for finding him worthy.
He assured that the legislature shall work with the executive to provide democratic dividends to the people of the state.
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“On my own part, I promise to carry every member of this noble Assembly along, despite party affiliation to ensure equity and justice,” he stated
He expressed optimism that the 7th Assembly will receive unparalleled cooperation from the state Governor who is the immediate past Speaker of the House.