Lasun elected ECOWAS parliament deputy speaker

TVC E, POLITICS - The ECOWAS Parliament on Friday elected Nigeria's House of Representatives' deputy speaker, Hon. Yusuf Lasun as one of its deputy speakers. Other deputy speakers elected are from Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia and Cape Verde in line with the rules of procedures of the parliament. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was held during the inaugural session of the of the fourth legislature of the parliament in Abuja. The election followed the end of the four-year mandate of the third legislature which ended in August 2015 in line with the provisions of the Supplementary Protocol relating to the Parliament. The four deputy speakers are: Yusuf Lasun from Nigeria, First Deputy Speaker; Aminata Toungare from Cote d’Ivoire, Second Deputy Speaker. Others are Jefferson Kanmoh from Liberia third Deputy Speaker while Orlando Pereira Dias from Cape Verde emerged as the Fourth Deputy Speaker. Addressing newsmen, Nigeria's house of representatives deputy speaker and...