Anambra State
Governor, Chief Willie
Obiano, has inaugurated
the six Anambra House
of Assembly with a
charge that the legislators
should see themselves as
representing their entire
constituency rather than
the political party, which
brought them to power.
While congratulating
the 30 member House for
their individual victory
at the polls, Obiano
reminded them that the
electioneering campaign
is over and what is before
the state now is the task
of development.
“This is a most
auspicious time when
everybody will join
hands to make the state
make more progress,” he
Obiano restated his four
pillars of government
and urged the electorate
to also serve as watchdog
on the legislature and
the Executive to ensure
that they fulfill their
However, Obiano
urged the legislators to
“rise to your full height
and fulfill the expectation
of the people. Think of
what you will do to keep
the ideals of the state”, he
He announced the
appointment of a former
Hon. Pauly Onyeka as
his liaison to the House.
Earlier, before the
inauguration, the House
elected its Speaker
and Deputy Speaker
respectively. In a
unanimous decision, the
House elected a second
timer and member
representing Nnewi
South II, Hon. Rita
Maduagwu as Speaker.
She was nominated
by Hon. Ikem Uzoezie
(APGA, Aguata I).
She succeeded another
female legislator, Hon.
Chinwe Nwebili who
on finishing her term
of office was appointed
Commissioner for
Also, the House elected
Deputy Speaker. He
is also a second timer
and former Majority
Leader, Hon. Harford
Oseke (Awka South II).
Hon. Victor Jideoofor
Okoye (APGA, Anambra
West) nominated him.
His nomination was also
In her acceptance
speech, Hon. Maduagwu
said the occasion was a
milestone. She praised
former Speaker, Hon,
Nwaebili who she said
ensured peace which
the House and the state
witnessed relative.
He also praised
Governor Obiano for
providing security in the
state and for providing
an office complex for the
legislators but pleaded
that work be expedited
on the project for early

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