Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi swore in 3 members- elect from Hon Daniel Ogazi-led faction on Thursday.
They were sworn in during an emergency sitting at the State Ministry For Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Lafia.
Those sworn in include Hon Mohammed Oyanki ( PDP- Doma North), Hon Ovey John ( PDP-Keffi East ) and Hon Hudu A Hudu ( APC- Awe North).
The Speaker congratulated them and wished them the best of luck in their legislative duties.
” I congratulate all of you. It is a demonstration of love for our state and our people”.
” We have resolved collectively to partner with His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule to bring speedy development to communities across the state”.
” We have given our commitment to our people to solicit for development to our various constituencies, hence the need to effectively partner with His Excellency, ” he said.
The Speaker urged them to abide by the oath of office taken.
Balarabe Abdullahi called on the lawmakers to continue to have love for the state and their people noting that the interest of the State should be their priority.
He urged members to discharge their duties without fear or favour.
While speaking with newsmen shortly after their inauguration, Hon Mohammed Oyanki, who was the Deputy Speaker in the Ogazi-led faction said that they have decided to join Balarabe in the interest of peace, unity and development of their constituencies and the State at large.
” In the interest of our people and the state, we decided to join Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Assembly to contribute our quota to the development of the state,” he said.
He assured the Speaker of their support to succeed.
Also, Hon. David Maiyaki, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Legislative Liaison called on members yet to be inaugurated to avail themselves in the interest of the State.
Tribune recalls that since the proclamation of the 7th assembly by Gov. Abdulahi Sule, two factions of the Nasarawa State House of assembly emerged with Balarabe heading the faction recognised by both the governor and the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) While Ogazi is leading the other faction.
With the swearing-in of the two members on Thursday, Balarabe’s group has 14 members while Ogazi’s group has 10.