-As Okowa Congratulates Oborevwori, Ochor on their emergence as Speaker, Deputy
…Seeks Assembly’s Co-operation for a Stronger Delta
By Our Correspondents
The 7th Delta State House of Assembly has been inaugurated following a proclamation to that effect by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Clerk of the house, Mrs. (Barrister) Lyna Ocholor read the governor’s proclamation letter at exactly 10:06am, Monday, June 10, 2019 at the main chamber of the state House of Assembly.
The Clerk after reading the proclamation letter immediately read out the names of the members elect as forwarded to the house by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Clerk, thereafter, presided over the elections and swearing in of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 7th Assembly.
Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, representing Okpe Constituency and the immediate past Speaker of the 6th Assembly was re-elected the Speaker of the 7th Assembly following the unanimous adoption of his nomination by the member representing Isoko North, Hon Tim Owhefere and seconded by Hon Festus Okoh, Ika South.
The nomination of Hon Ochor Ochor representing Ukwuani Constituency by Hon Anthony Elekeokuri, Ika North East and seconded by Hon. Rueben Izeze, Ughelli South, saw his election as the Deputy Speaker of the House.
The oaths of office were administered to the elected Speaker and Deputy Speaker by the Clerk of the House at the main chamber of the State House of Assembly.
First to take oath of office was the Deputy Speaker, Hon Ochor Ochor, immediately followed by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.
Rt. Hon Oborevwori who in his acceptance speech promised to pilot the affairs of the state legislature with every sense of responsibility, called for maximum support of all stakeholders to succeed in the task ahead.
The Speaker assured that the interest of the state and its people would remain the top priority in the activities of the House, saying that the House will perform its constitutional duties diligently and without fear or favour.
Rt. Hon. Oborevwori said he will do his best to continue to provide the required leadership of the house.
The Speaker, thereafter swore-in other elected members of the House in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Those that took oath of office include Hon. Emeke Nwaobi, Aniocha North, Austin Chikezie, Aniocha South, Oboro Preyor, Bomadi, Asupa Forteta, Burutu 1, Pullah Ekpotuayerin, Burutu 2, Anidi Innocent, Ethiope East, Erhiatake Ibori-Suonu, Ethiope West, Oniyere Charles, Ughelli North 1, Moses Anaughe, Ughelli North 2, Guwor Emomotimi , Warri South West, Alfred Martins, Warri North, Augustine Uroye, Warri South 1 and Matthew Opuoru, Warri South 2.
Others include, Kenneth Ogba, Isoko south 1; Ferguson Onwo, Isoko South 2, Tim Owhefere, Isoko North, Friday Osanebi, Ndokwa East, Charles Emetulu, Ndokwa West, Rueben Izeze, Ughelli South, Pat Ajudua, Oshimili North, Shedrack Rapu, Oshimili South, Festus Okoh, Ika South, Anthony Elekeokwuri, Ika North East, Emmanuel Sinebe, Patani, Solomon Ighrakpata, Uvwie, Peter Uviejitobor, Udu and Felix Anirah, Sapele.
The Member Representing Bomadi Constituency Hon Oboro Preyor, subsequently moved a motion informing the governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa that the 7th Assembly has been fully constituted.
The motion was seconded by Hon Emeke Nwaobi, Aniocha North and was unanimously adopted.
The House adjourned to Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the member representing Okpe Constituency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and his Ukwuani Constituency counterpart, Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor on their election as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 7th Delta State House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa in a statement in Asaba on Monday, lauded members of the 7th Assembly for their choice of Rt. Hon. Oborevwori and Ochor Christopher Ochor as Presiding Officers of the 7th Assembly, noting that the duo will bring their experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.
The Governor also congratulated other members of the House for their victory at the 2019 polls and urged them to bring their extensive knowledge and understanding of law making to the service of the state.
He said: “As Governor of our dear state, I promise to give my total support to the House and anything that will be required to ensure that you discharge your responsibilities fully without any inconveniences.”
According to the Governor, members should be proud of their emergence to represent their various constituencies from the teeming population and therefore they are duty bound to work for the overall interest of the State.
He continued: “Our people have entrusted us with this special mandate with a resounding victory in the last elections. The least we can do for them is to ensure that we make good laws for the good governance, security of lives and property and ensure service to the people for a ‘Stronger Delta’, adding, “we need to understand that as representatives of the people, we must always consult with our constituents who sent us to the House and as messengers that we are, it is expected that we return home often to brief them on our representation,” he said.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you all on your success at the polls and I wish you God’s help in yet another phase of your continuing service to the good people of Delta State,” the statement added.