Newly elected Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye has assumed office.
Okiye, while addressing newsmen at the House of Assembly Complex, thanked members of the House and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the confidence they had in him.
“l am happy and very elated. Edo people, my party and the members of the House have found me worthy for the position as the Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly.
“I am not the best, but this responsibility is divine. My expectation for the seventh assembly is that we will strive to make laws that would be of immense benefit to Edo people,” he said.
The Clerk of the House, Yahaya Omogbai, had on Monday inaugurated nine out of the 24 members-elect.
Omogbai read the letter of proclamation transmitted to the office of the Clerk by the Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki. The election for the House leadership began after the proclamation.
The nine members inaugurated on Monday were Frank Okiye (Esan North East l), Yekini Idaiye (Akoko-Edo I ), Nosayaba Okunbor (Orhionmwon East), Roland Asoro (Orhionmwon South), Marcus Onobun (Esan West), Uyi Ekhosuehi (Oredo East), Ephraim Aluebhosele (Igueben), Henry Okhuarobo (Ikpoba-Okha) and Eric Okaka (Owan East).
Frank Okiye (APC-Esan North East Constituency I) was elected as the Speaker, while Yekini Idiaye (APC Akoko Edo Constituency I) was elected Deputy Speaker.