The Benue State House of Assembly yesterday elected Honourable Titus Uba representing Kyaan State Constituency as new Speaker of the House.
His election followed the adoption of a motion for vote of no confidence passed on the immediate past leadership of the House, moved by Honourable Richard Ujege representing Konshisha State Constituency and seconded by his counterpart from Ado, Honourable Anthony Ogbu.
The motion accused the former leadership of high handedness and other sundry offences.
Mr. Titus Uba was elected the new Speaker of the 8th Assembly following his nomination by member representing Otukpo/Akpa, Honourable Egli Johnson Ahubi and seconded by Honourable Steven Tyochir representing Gwer East State Constituency.
The House also elected Honourable Egli Johnson Ahubi as Deputy Speaker following his nomination by Honourable Joseph Ojobo representing Ogbadibo state constituency and seconded by his counterpart from Makurdi North, Rt. Honourable Avine Agbom.
The Speaker and his deputy were immediately sworn-in by the clerk of the House, Dr. Torese Agena.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Titus Uba thanked members for finding him worthy to serve in that capacity and promised exemplary leadership of the 8th Assembly.
Other principal officers elected included Honourable Avine Agbom as Majority and Rt. Honourable Sule Audu as Deputy Majority Leader while Hon. Kester Kyenge representing Logo State Constituency was elected Majority Whip.
The sitting was earlier presided over by Honourable Sule Audu representing Agatu state constituency, who was elected Speaker Pro-Tempo immediately after the dissolution of the old leadership of the House.
The House later adjourned sitting till 15th August, 2018 following a motion moved by Rt. Honourable Paul Biam and seconded by Honourable Damian Cheme representing Ukum and Gwer West state constituencies, respectively.