First-time lawmaker, Olemgbe, emerges speaker of Imo Assembly

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The lawmaker representing Ihitte/Ugboma State Constituency, Chike Olemgbe, on Friday, emerged as the speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly.

Olemgbe, a first-time lawmaker, was elected unopposed shortly after the inauguration of the Assembly by Governor Hope Uzodinma in Owerri.

This followed the motion for the election of a new speaker by a member representing Ideato South Constituency, Vitalis Azodo, and seconded by his colleague from Imo Municipal, Ugochukwu Obodo, during the plenary session.

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The Clerk of the House, Mrs. Chinelo Emeghara, thereafter inaugurated Olemgbe as the speaker of the Assembly.

The immediate past Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Mrs. Amara Iwuanyanwu, was re-elected unopposed to the position and sworn in accordingly.

In a brief address, Olemgbe promised to work in synergy with the executive to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.

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