JUST IN: Yusuf Umar, aka Assignment Emerges Kogi Assembly Speaker
By Muhammad Amuda – Lokoja
Alhaji Yusuf Aliyu-Umar (Lokoja II) on Tuesday emerged as the new Speaker of the Kogi 8th Assembly after the lawmakers unanimously voted for him.
According to the reports, the new speaker was earlier nominated by Hon. Rin Ebama-Shehu, who represents Lokoja I State Constituency and was seconded by Hon Suleiman Abdulrasaq, representative of Okene 1 State Constituency and subsequently voted in.
Rt Hon Paul Enema, representative of Dekina/Okura constituency, also emerged as the Deputy Speaker of the house.
Umar and Enema have since accepted their nomination and election in to the exalted positions as speaker and deputy speaker respectively.
The Clerk of the house, Alhaji Ahmed Sule-Chogudo, administered the oath of allegiance and membership on them.
In his speech, the new Speaker, expressed gratitude to God and his fellow lawmakers for the privilege given to him to serve Kogi in that capacity.
Umar pledged to champion the affairs of the legislative house in collaborative with other Arms of Government toward moving Kogi to greater heights.
Earlier, the Clerk, Ahmed Chogudo had read Gov. Yahaya Bello’s letter of proclamation in which he (governor) cited relevant section of the 1999 Constitution as amended on the inauguration of the state’s 8th assembly.
Other principal officers elected includes: Majority Leader Hon Suleiman Abdulrasaq Okene 1
Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Seidu Amodu Ofu
Chief Whip Asema Baba Haruna. Adavi
Deputy Chief Whip Bello Oluwaseyi Kabba/Bunu
Minority Leader Idowu Ibikunle Yagba/West
Deputy Minority Leader Hon Sunday Daku Bassa
Minority Whip Hon Bode Ogunmola. Ogori/Magongo.
The House has adjourned to August 1st, 2023