Uyo - Felicia Bassey, has been elected as the first female deputy speaker of Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Vanguard reports.
The lawmaker representing Okobo state constituency and Chairperson, House Committee on Women Affairs and Social Welfare Matters emerged the first female deputy speaker during Tuesday’s plenary.
She replaced the former deputy speaker, Effiong Bassey, representing Oron/Udung Uko state constituency, whose election was nullified last week by the Appeal Court in Abuja.
The Speaker, Onofiok Luke, who administered the oath of office on the new Deputy Speaker charged her to live up to the expectation of the sixth Assembly while discharging her legislative duties.
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