Amidst alleged impeachment rumours of the speaker of the Delta state house of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, members of the house on Tuesday passed a vote of explicit confidence on the speaker as well as the leadership of the seventh Assembly.
The house while expressing delight and satisfaction in the way and manner the speaker has piloted the affairs of the seventh Assembly, described the leadership qualities of Oborevwori as the best the house ever had since the creation of the state.
Moving the motion for the vote of confidence on the speaker and the house leadership during Tuesday’s plenary, the member representing Ika North East, Anthony Elekeokwuri, said the motion was based on the achievements of the house under the leadership of Sheriff Oborevwori, stressing that the vote of confidence would spur them to do more for the state legislature.
According to Elekeokwuri, the leadership has done well, maintaining that bills passed in the house have immensely helped the growth of the state with particular reference on the job creation law which he noted has brought dividends of government to the people.
The lawmaker emphasized that the seventh Delta State House of Assembly had become a symbol of legislative autonomy, stressing that the Delta state was the only state legislature in Nigeria, presently practicing legislative autonomy followed by Lagos state Assembly which is practicing a partial legislative autonomy.
Elekeokuri, who disclosed that before now he has always thought he knows it all until he attended the recent legislative training held at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South where his eyes were opened to so many things that will help him in his legislative duties.
Elekeokuri commended the training and retraining of members even as he described the House as very stable, noting that the stability of the house is a clear pointer to the fact that the leadership has done well.
Speaking in support of the motion, the member representing Isoko South constituency 1, Kenneth Ogba, poured encomiums on the speaking, describing him as a man of the people with a golden heart.
According to Ogba, “Mr. Speaker, you are a good man, you have shown to us especially we the first time members that we can not be intimidated and our voices must be heard like every other members especially the old time members. You have been of big support to us during our tribunal cases and your fatherly roles have continued to be a sources of encouragement to us all.
“On behalf of my constituents, Mr. Speaker, I want to say thank you sir. I join my voice to that of my colleagues to add that you are doing well, you have piloted the affairs of the seventh Assembly so well without any blemish sir and we will continue to give you and the leadership all the needed supports.”
In their various contributions the member representing Ndokwa West, Charles Emetulu, Aniocha North, Emeka Nwaobi, Warri South West, Emomotimi Guwor, Aniocha South, Austin Chikezie, Warri South I, Austin Uroye, Ethiope West, Erhiatake Ibori-Suonu, Udu, Peter Uviejitobor, Sapele, Felix Anirah and Burutu I, Forteta Asupa, eulogized the speaker for the good leadership qualities.
The lawmakers stated that thoughts of impeachment and legislative bickering were far from the seventh Assembly following the peace and understanding they are enjoying from the leadership.
They said they no longer think of snatching away the mace, or signing documents in the middle of the night to remove the speaker, stressing that the leadership have been all encompassing.
The lawmakers said even new members have never been made to feel they were neophytes, emphasizing that they are at peace to support the motion on behalf of their various constituencies.
The legislators also commended Oborevwori for not being carried away by the aura of power, describing him as humble, competent leader who has proven to be different from others.
The motion which was seconded by the member representing Patani constituency, Emmanuel Sinebe was unanimously adopted.
Meanwhile responding, the Delta state house of Assembly Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori thanked the house for the show of love and promise to improve on the leadership drive stating that the explicit vote of confidence reposed on the Leadership of the house was encouraging and assured members that he will continue to lead the house by the consensus of majority of members.
Oborevwori called for continued support to the leadership of the house.