The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected a new Speaker, Abraham Ngobere, who represents Brass Constituency 3.
Ngobere was nominated a speaker following a motion moved by Mr. Bennard Kenebi a member representing Sagbama ll, and seconded by Wisdom Fafi, a member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma ll.
He took over from Monday Bobou-Obolo, who represents Southern Ijaw Constituency 2.
Obolo said he stepped aside as the Speaker to pave the way for a lawmaker from Bayelsa East senatorial district in the spirits power balancing following the emergence of Senator Douye Diri as the state Governor.
Obolo hails from the same Central Senatorial District with Diri while the Deputy Governor, Lawrence Ewrujakpor hails from Sagbama in Bayelsa West.
Obolo was elected a Speaker of the state Assembly on September, 2019 following the controversy that sacked the then Speaker, Mr Tonye Isenah.
The Bayelsa central senatorial district consists of Yenagoa, Southern Ijaw and Kolokuma/Opokuma local government areas; Bayelsa East senatorial district comprises Nembe, Ogbia and Brass local governments and Bayelsa West is made up of of Sagbama and Ekeremor local governments.