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Delta Assembly Speaker laments death of two MPs within five months

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By Nosa Akenzua

The Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori, has lamented the death of two honorable members, namely, late Honorable Tim Owhefere and late Honorable Kenneth Ogba within a space of 5 months from the Isoko houses, as the House was still in shock over the recent demise of Honorable Kenneth Ogba.

Oborevwori also fervently prayed that such calamity would not occur in the Delta State House of Assembly again.

The Speaker made these remarks today on Tuesday (July 6), when the Delta State judicial arm, led by the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Theresa Diai, accompanied by the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Patience Elumeze, and other senior judges in the state, paid members of the Assembly condolence visit, in his office at Asaba, the State capital.

Rt. Hon. Oborevwori also used the opportunity to congratulate the Chief Judge and President of Customary Court of Appeal on their appointments, and said that their visit would further strengthen the synergy between the legislature and the judiciary. 

Earlier, the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Theresa Diai, said that the news of the sudden death of Hon. Kenneth Ogba, member representing Isoko South 1 constituency, came as “an absolute shock and one death too many.”

She urged the lawmakers to take heart as it was the will of God, and that in everything, they should give thanks to God, not just in death but also in the knowledge of the power of God the Almighty.

During the Tuesday plenary, a Bill for a law to regulate the activities, operations and leadership structure of the Community Development Association scaled through first reading.

Moving the motion for the first reading of the bill, the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Engr Oboro Preyor, member representing Bomadi state constituency, was seconded by Hon. Solomon Ighrakpata, member representing Uvwie state constituency.

Also, another Bill for a law to amend the Delta State Printing and Publishing Corporation Law had equally scaled the first reading.

Moving the motion for its first reading, the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Engr. Oboro Preyor, was seconded by Hon Austin Chikezie, member representing Aniocha South state constituency. 

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