Written by Scholastica JOSEPH

Benue assembly elect new leaders

>The 9th Benue State House of Assembly has elected its leaders.

Among the leaders is the youngest in the House, 27-Year Old Cephas Dyaku of Konshisha state Constituency who emerged as the Minority Whip.

Our correspondent reports that Hon. Damian Tyoapine Cheme, representing Gwer West Constituency, emerged as the Majority Leader, while Mr Godwin Edo of Agatu Constituency, was elected as Deputy Majority Leader.

Thomas Mlanga of Ukum emerged as the Chief Whip while Hon. Peter Onche of Obi state constituency emerged as Deputy Chief Whip.

They were nominated during a plenary at the floor of the House following correspondence from the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the House which was read to members by the Speaker, Hon. Titus Uba.

In the same vein, another correspondence from the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, announced Hon. Bem Ngutyo of Tarka Constituency as the Minority Leader, while the House after it meeting unanimously approved the nomination of Cephas Dyako of Konshisha state Constituency as Minority Whip.

Speaking with journalists after their election, the Majority Leader, Mr Cheme, thanked God and the state working committee of PDP for finding him worthy of the position.


Cheme pledged to be committed to the job and solicited the support and cooperation of the Benue people to enable him and his colleagues do well.

The Minority Whip said "It feels really good emerging as one the principal officers of the Benue Assembly. I believe this office is going to provide me more and better opportunities to serve my people better."



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