Updated: Bayelsa gets new Speaker





The Lawmaker representing Brass constituency 1, Akassa, Hon. Abraham Ingobere, has emerged as the Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, (BYHA).
Also elected was the deputy speaker, Hon. Michael Ogbere, member representing Ekeremor constituency 3, who was the Chief whip until his alleviation.


It was gathered that the slight change was as a result of the newly sworn in governor of the state, Senator Douye Diri, who eventually is from the same senatorial district with the former Speaker, Rt. Hon. Edwin Obolo-bubo, hence the need for the new leadership.


Ingobere, a third term legislator in the hallowed chambers came into the house in 2012 on the platform of KOWA party.
He was nominated by the leader of the house, Hon. Bernard Kenebai, member representing Sagbama constituency 2, and was seconded by Hon. Gibson Munalayefa, Ogbia 2.


While the position of the deputy was nominated by the member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma 2, Hon. Wisdom Fafi, and Seconded by Hon. Bonny Ayah, representing Southern Ijaw 1.


In his acceptance speech, the newly elected speaker, Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere, hinted the members that they would work in synergy with the new governor to actualise his policies and programme in a bid to improve the living condition of the people.

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