Chike Olemgbe, a 40-year-old member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Ihitte/Ugboma, has been elected as the Speaker of the 10th Assembly of Imo House of Assembly.
As a first-term lawmaker, Olemgbe secured a unanimous victory during the Assembly’s inauguration in Owerri on Friday.
The motion for Olemgbe’s election was initiated by Mr. Vitalis Azodo, an APC representative from Ideato South, and seconded by Mr. Ugochukwu Obodo, an APC member from Owerri Municipal.
The unanimous support allowed Olemgbe to assume the position of Speaker.
Following the election, Mrs. Chinelo Emeghara, the House Clerk, administered the oath of office to Olemgbe as the Speaker of the 10th Assembly. Additionally, Mrs. Amara Iwuanyanwu from Nwangele was reelected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker and subsequently sworn in.
In a brief address, Olemgbe expressed his commitment to collaborate with the executive branch to deliver the benefits of democracy to the people.
Before his current role, Olemgbe served as the Transition Committee Chairman for the Ihitte/Uboma local government council in the state.