Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has transmitted a proclamation letter inaugurating the 7th Delta State House of Assembly.
The proclamation letter was read by the Clerk of the House, Mrs Lyna Ocholor (Esq.) exactly 10:06am, Monday, June 10 2019 at the main chamber of the state House of Assembly signifying reopening of the 7th House for legislative business.
Immediately the letter which was addressed to the Clerk was read, the Clerk proceeded to read out the names of the members-elect as forwarded to the House by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Clerk thereafter presided over the elections and swearing in of the Speaker and deputy Speaker of the 7th Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, and Deputy Speaker, Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor respectively.
Rt Hon Oborevwori who in his acceptance speech promised to pilot the affairs of the state legislature with every sense of responsibility, called for maximum support of all stakeholders to succeed in the task ahead.
The Speaker assured that the interest of the state and its people would remain the top priority in the activities of the House, saying that the House will perform it constitutional duties diligently and without fear or favour.
The Speaker, thereafter sworn-in other elected members of the House in line with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Those that took oath of office include Hon Emeke Nwaobi, Aniocha North, Austin Chikezie, Aniocha South, Oboro Preyor, (Bomadi), Asupa Forteta, (Burutu I), Pullah Ekpotuayerin, (Burutu II), Anidi Innocent, (Ethiope East), Erhiatake Ibori-Suonu, (Ethiope West), Oniyere Charles, (Ughelli North I), Moses Anaughe, (Ughelli North II), Guwor Emomotimi, (Warri South West), Alfred Martins, (Warri North), Augustine Uroye, (Warri South I) and Matthew Opuoru, (Warri South II).
Others include, Kenneth Ogba, (Isoko south 1); Ferguson Onwo, (Isoko South II), Tim Owhefere, (Isoko North), Friday Osanebi, (Ndokwa East), Charles Emetulu, (Ndokwa West), Rueben Izeze, (Ughelli South), Pat Ajudua, (Oshimili North), Shedrack Rapu, (Oshimili South), Festus Okoh, (Ika South), Anthony Elekeokwuri, (Ika North East), Emmanuel Sinebe, (Patani), Solomon Ighrakpata, (Uvwie), Peter Uviejitobor, (Udu) and Felix Anirah, (Sapele).
The House adjourned to Tuesday, June 18, 2019.