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Published On: Wed, May 13th, 2015

Ex-Delta Legislator, Ifemeni Agitates for Office of Deputy Speaker for Ndokwa/Ukwuani Constituency

Hon Aneke Ifemeni

Hon Aneke Ifemeni

LAGOS MAY 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former member of Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Aneke Ifemeni has advocated that the office of Deputy Speaker of Delta state House of Assembly should be zone to Ndokwa/Ukwani Constituency of Delta State come June 2015.
Ifemeni who is the pioneer majority leader of Delta State House of Assembly stated this while advising the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) stakeholders of the state to be mindful of equity, balance and even distribution of key political offices.

He emphasized that Delta North comprises of three federal constituencies with Ika federal constituency producing the Governor, Aniocha/Oshimili producing the Senator “then the only higher elective office left within the senatorial district is Deputy Speaker which should now go to Ndokwa /Ukwuani federal constituency.
According to him, “Thank God there are experienced and senior ranking Legislators from the federal constituency so the issue of any contender coming from outside of Ndokwa / Ukwuani is nothing but trying to undermine the policy of PDP which duels’ on equality and even distribution of offices.”
The former legislature, however said that, though this is more of the legislature’s internal issue, the PDP leadership in the state must play a role in seeing that there’s a smooth take off in the sixth assembly.
He mainatained that the same principle and approach would also come to play in political appointments which are the prerogative of the Executive Governor.
“Knowing his Excellency Gov Ifeanyi Okowa, I have absolute confidence that his first set of appointments will justify his wide acceptance and election as the first grassroots Governor ever in Delta state”, he noted.
On the proposed new DESOPADEC bill currently in the assembly, Hon Ifemeni stated that with the oppositions coming from various interest groups and considering the time left to wind up the fifth assembly, “that proposed bill should die a natural death now”. He concluded.

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