Anambra inaugurates 7th assembly, Okafor emerges new Speaker

New Anambra State Speaker, Hon. Uchenna Okafor

By Sunny A. David, Awka

The Anambra State has inaugurated the 7th assembly of the state legislature as Hon. Okafor emerged new Speaker.

The Clerk of the House, Mr. Pius Udoh who performed the inauguration ceremony for the 30-member assembly charged them to work for the unity and development of the state.

Meanwhile, Hon. Uche Okafor, member representing Ayamelum State constituency emerged Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly.

Hon. Okafor, a two-time member of the House was announced unopposed, after he was nominated by Hon. Edward Igbuzor and seconded by Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu as a lone nominee.

Hon. Pachal Agbodike of Ihiala II State Constituency who was initially touted to emerge as Speaker being from Anambra South has emerged unopposed as Deputy Speaker Anambra State House of Assembly.

While Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano hails from Anambra North Senatorial Zone, his Deputy, Nkem Okeke is from the Central Zone, and it was hoped that the Speaker would have hailed from the Southern Zone to ensure equity in power sharing.

A source, however, said that the House settled for a Speaker from Anambra North since the state Governor favours the Southern Zone producing the next governor.

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