Enugu State House of Assembly
A member representing Udi North State Constituency, Uche Ugwu, has been elected to serve as Speaker of the 8th Enugu State Assembly.
The Clark of the House, Dr. Emmanuel Udaya set the motion for the business of the day.
Ugwu was nominated by Iloabuchi Aniagu, Nkanu West State Constituency.
The motion was seconded by Chukwudi Nwankwo, the Member-elect for Awgu South
Following his nomination and subsequent acceptance of the nomination, Uche Ugwu and in the absence of any other nomination was declared the Speaker.
Dr Emmanuel Udaya, Clark of the house said “I hereby declare Hon. Uche Calistus Ugwu as the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly,”
The position of Deputy Speaker, Hon. Jane Eneh of Awgu North Constituency nominated Prince Ezenta Ezeani of Igbo-Etiti West Constituency.
His nomination was seconded by Okey Mba, Member-elect, Nkanu East State constituency.
In the absence of further nomination, Ezenta Ezeani was declared the deputy speaker of the 8th Assembly by the Clark.
In his acceptance Speech, Hon Ugwu assured that the 8th Assembly shall work with the executive to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
He said “We are going to key up behind the noble vision of Governor Peter Mbah.
“The 8th Assembly is going to be a very vibrant one. We are not going to fight the Executive. We are going to liaise with them to deliver democracy dividends to the people of Enugu state.
“We are going to key into the vision of disruptive innovation of Governor Peter Mbah, so that we can grow our GDP to eradicate poverty in the state.
“I appreciate God for making this day happen and I also appreciate my colleagues for confidence reposed in me and I promise that I will not take it for granted.
“I want to assure that this leadership shall be for all irrespective of party affiliation.
“In Enugu State House of Assembly, we have assembly members, So, no PDP and no Labour Party.
“This 8th Assembly shall adopt positive engagement, discussion and negotiation rather than confrontation bearing in mind the overall interest of Enugu.
“We shall be a source of strength than a weakness because what is biding us together is greater,” he said