Distinguished Colleagues am most honoured and privileged to be elected from among men and women of your calibre to serve as the speaker of the 7th Anambra State House of Assembly.
I gave all the glory to God for the significance of this day for our dear state. I thank all the members of the state House of Assembly for your maturity and patriotism in exercise we have just concluded in electing the leadership of the 7th Anambra State House of Assembly.
At this juncture, permit me, honourable colleagues, to salute our working Governor, His Excellency Chief Maduaburochukwu Obiano (Akpokuedike Global) for remaining steadfast in enthroning and sustaining good governance in the state. He has transformed the state positively in all aspects and ndi Anambra is happy with the wonderful “Alert Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
Similarly, I thank the leaders of our great party, the All Progressive Grand Alliance( APGA) for the leadership you have continued to provide for the good governance of the state from 2006 till date. I also commend the opposition party in the state for their constructive assessment of the present government.
The opinions and various advice from various religious bodies, traditional institutions, industrial sectors, civil and public service, captains of industries, as well as the entire citizenry towards a viral legislature will be appreciated by the seventh Assembly. Ndi Anambra expects that the seventh Assembly must make laws that will further develop the state and living standard of the citizenry.
On behalf of my colleagues, I promise that we shall renew the great confidence reposed in us by being worthy partners in moving the state forward. We shall maintain cordiality with Judiciary and executive arms of the government to ensure the pure separation of power with the corresponding checks and balances needed to strengthen democracy. The seventh Assembly shall sustain all the good deeds of all the past assemblies in the state and surpass them by enacting more people oriented and development driven laws.
On my part, I promise to serve with the best if my knowledge and ability. I will by the grace of God meet up with the great expectations of the office of the speaker and promote good administration in GBE legislature in particular and good governance of the state in general.
I assure you that the interest of the state will be placed above every other consideration by the leadership of the State Assembly. I call for the support of Ndi Anambra to enable the seventh Assembly to record more legislative accomplishments. I thank my distinguished colleagues for the confidence reposed in me by electing me the speaker of the seventh Assembly and I promise to carry everybody along and to respect individual potentials of the lawmakers towards enthroning a formidable legislature.
Distinguished colleagues as we formally the legislative task of our state body, I pray that the Almighty God will continue to increase us in wisdom and visit us with the courage to do that which will promote enduring peace and development of the state. I solicit the cooperation of the clerk of the house and the entire staff of the legislature for optimal productivity.
May this hallowed chamber continue to offer the best legislative services to ndi Anambra and may the future generation of the state look upon the seventh Assembly as a true Assembly of the people’s representatives who did their best in the service of our dear state.
Rt. Hon. Uchenna Okafor
Speaker, Anambra State House of Assembly,