Parliament has re-voted Hon Victor Chukuma Johnson as the Deputy Speaker for the second session.
The election of Deputy Speaker is done every session in accordance with section 80 of the 1991 Constitution Act NO.6 of 1991 and Standing Order 9 of Parliament.
The Majority Leader of Parliament Hon Edward M. Turay nominated the Deputy Speaker and was seconded by the Deputy Minority Leader of SLPP, Hon Emmanuel W. Tommy.
Though there were no other nominations, the 65 MPs that were present went to the polls.
At the end, he polled 64 votes and one void vote.
The Speaker, Justice Nathaniel Abel Stronge declared Hon Chukuma Johnson as Deputy Speaker.
Due to the somber mood in Parliament as a result of the death of Hon Cecil Osho Williams, no felicitation was made.Awoko however caught up with the Deputy Speaker and asked how he felt being re-elected: “I feel happy to be elected the second time it is not easy but I survived it”.
He said he acted on seven occasions as Speaker during the first session, wherein he said he was impartial. He promised to continue with the same legacy of comportment, devotion to duty and to ensure MPs comply with the rules and regulations stating further that the day he was elected as deputy speaker, he had kept his head above water and kept his respect.