Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, representing Izzi West state constituency, has been elected as the Speaker of the 5th session of Ebonyi State House of Assembly.
This followed the proclamation of the House by Governor Dave Umahi.
Odefa Obasanjo Odefa, representing Onicha East, nominated the new Speaker, a motion supported by Joseph Nwaobasi(Ezza North East).
He was immediately sworn in by the Clerk, Rose Nwokporo.
Mr. Odefa was also later nominated as Deputy Speaker of the House by Chike Imo Ogiji (Ikwo South), a motion seconded by Frank Onwe (Ohaukwu North).
The Clerk also proceeded to swear him in.
Both members are ranking members of the House.
While Mr. Nwifuru was reelected for the 2nd time, Mr. Odefa is returning to the house for the 3rd time.