Honourable Uche Okafor, a second- term lawmaker and member representing Ayamelum constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly was today, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 sworn-in as the Speaker of the 7th assembly.

 This followed a motion moved by Hon. Edward Ibuzo, member representing Onitsha North 2, and seconded by Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu, member representing Dunukofia constituency.

Also, Hon. Paschal Agbodike, member representing Ihiala 2 constituency was sworn-in as the Deputy Speaker following a motion to that effect moved by Hon. Emeka Aforka of Orumba North. The motion was seconded by Hon. Tim Ifedioranma of Njikoka 1 constituency.
The newly sworn-in speaker later took turns in administering oaths of office and allegiance on the other elected members.

The 7th Anambra State House of Assembly has 30 members, 24 of the members were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the remaining 6 members were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Head of Service, Barrister Harry Uduh, Mr Paul Nwosu, Special Adviser to Governor Obiano on Farm Implements and Mechanization, the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ozomkpu Dr.
Victor Ike Oye were among the dignitaries that witnessed the proceedings, and also friends and family members of the elected representatives.
For the principal officers, Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Okafor was nominated as the Majority leader, while Hon. Emeka Aforka was nominated as Deputy Majority Leader. The Chief Whip is Hon. Lawrence Ezeudu while Deputy Chief Whip is Hon. Beverly Ikpeazu. The Minority leader is Hon. Onyebuchi Ofor, while the Deputy Minority Leader is Honourable Ebele Ejiofor.

In his acceptance speech, Hon. Uche Okafor appreciated members of the 7th Assembly for electing him as the Speaker and assured them of a vibrant legislature. He assured Ndi Anambra that the 7th Assembly will make laws that will improve the quality of life of the people, and promised that the Assembly will work collaboratively with the Executive and Judiciary arms of government to achieve more in the state.