The Delta House of Assembly on Tuesday elected Peter Onwusanye, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Oshimili South, as its new speaker.
The election of Onwusanya was sequel to the resignation of the former speaker, Victor Ochei, as contained in a letter read by the deputy speaker of the House, Basil Ganagana, during Tuesday’s plenary.
According to the letter, Ochei said that his decision to resign was to pave way for new leadership and commended the state government and PDP for giving him the opportunity to serve the state.
In his acceptance speech, Onwusanya, who is an accountant, thanked the lawmakers for the confidence reposed in him.
He also thanked the governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and PDP for giving him the opportunity to serve the people of the state and commended the former speaker; Ochei for his contribution to legislature in the state.
He solicited the support of the members in carrying out his duty.
Friday Osanebi (PDP) Ndokwa East was also elected as the new Chief Whip of the House following the recommendation by the state chairman of PDP, Peter Nwoboshi.