THE Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi has taken pride that the gender affinity prevails in the state and has urged other states to follow the example of Enugu.
Said Ubosi: “Enugu is gender-sensitive, the most gender-sensitive State in the country. Our Deputy Governor is a woman, the three women that we have in this House are all Principal Officers, the Chief Judge of Enugu State is a woman, even the Provost of ENSIEC (Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission) is also a woman.”
Ubosi, who was re-elected as Speaker at the inauguration of the 7th Session of the House, said that the House also elected three female members as principal officers.
After his inauguration, Ubosi assured that the 7th Session would build on the achievements of the 6th session, adding that the new session would be more proactive and result-oriented.
He said: “Our promise is that the 7th Assembly would be better and more result-oriented than the 6th. We will not fail you.”
The House elected three females as principal officers. Hon Mary Onyinye Ugwu, Deputy Leader; Hon Jane Eneh, Chief Whip; and Hon Ethel Oyibo Ugwuanyi, Deputy Chief Whip.
Ubosi, (PDP, Enugu East Urban) was first elected Speaker in 2015 and led the House till the end of the session.
The Speaker had earlier announced the reappointment of Hon Ikechukwu Ezugwu as Leader of the House, a position that he also held in the 6th Assembly.
A third term state legislature, Ubosi, was returned unopposed, after he was nominated for the position by Hon Ikechukwu Ezugwu (Udenu Constituency) and seconded by Hon Ibe Abuchi, (Nkanu West Constituency).
Similarly, the Deputy Speaker, Hon Uche Ugwu, (Udi North Constituency), emerged in same unopposed manner following his nomination by members-elect, Hon Chima Obieze (Ezeagu Constituency) and Hon Paul Nnajiofor, (Nkanu East Constituency), who seconded the nomination without any opposition or nomination of any contender.
The House adjourned sitting to June 25, 2019.