Okaka is named the minority leader by the Edo Assembly.


On Monday, the Edo State House of Assembly appointed Osamwonyi Atu (APC, Orhionmwo) as the Minority Whip and Eric Okaka (APC, Owan East) as the House’s Minority Leader.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Principal Officers Council (POC) nomination letters from the PDP, APC, and LP parties were received by the Speaker, Blessing Agbebaku, at the June 20 session.

Agbebaku urged members of the newly constituted POC and other members of the house to work for the common good and benefits of their constituencies and the state in general.

Also during Monday’s plenary, the House announced the composition of its various standing committees.

The Speaker would chair the Selection Committee, while the Deputy Speaker, Marie Edekor, would head the Tenders Board, among others.

Meanwhile, the House has adopted a resolution calling on relevant government agencies to urgently fix the failed portions of the Auchi-Ayogwiri-Agenebode road that have been cut off by erosion.

The adoption of the resolution was a sequel to a motion moved by Kingsley Ugabi (APC, Etsako East) under matters of urgent public importance.

Ugabi expressed displeasure over the plights of motorists on the failed portion of the road, adding that commuters now seek alternative routes to access their destinations.

Other lawmakers who spoke during the deliberation of the matter aligned with the views of Ugabi and called on the relevant government agencies to urgently fix the road.

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