The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected Abraham Ingobere as its new speaker.
Mr Ingobere, member representing Brass Constituency 3, is a third-term legislator and a former deputy speaker of the House before his emergence as the speaker.
Mr Ingobere’s emergence as Speaker became necessary following the swearing in of Governor Douye Diri who is also from the same Senatorial District with former speaker Obolo Bubou.
Following nominations in the House, the lawmakers unanimously chose Abraham Ingobere as speaker, Micheal Ogbere as Deputy Speaker, and former Speaker Obolo Bubou as Majority Leader of the Sixth Assembly.
In his remarks, Mr Ingobere said he was grateful to the House for electing him and promised to work with all members of the assembly irrespective of the political party, and to work with the Bayelsa Government, led by Sen. Douye Diri, as the executive governor of the state.