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Delta Assembly screens, confirms 7 Commissioner nominees

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By Sylvanus Okpe

The Delta State House of Assembly, on Thursday,  confirmed all the seven additional nominees for appointment as Commissioners and Members of the Delta State Executive Council.

The confirmation of the nominees whose names were transmitted to the state assembly on Tuesday by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa followed their successful screening at plenary under the speakership of Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori.

Those whose appointments were confirmed following the successful screening include, Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, Sir Fidelis Tilije, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, Hon Julius Egbedi, Mr Churchill Amagada and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo.

The nominees were IN line with the tradition of the house, introduced by the respective Lawmakers representing them in the hallowed chambers.

The first of the nominees to be screened is Rt Hon Martins Okonta from Ika South who was only asked to take a bow and leave as in respect of his position as a former Speaker of the Delta State House and also a one time Deputy Majority Leader of the House.

Subsequently, Engr. Lawrence Ejiofor, from Aniocha South, Chief Barry Pere Gbe, from Bomadi and Hon Julius Egbedi, from Sapele Local Government Area followed respectively.

The only nominee that came under heat is Engr Lawrence Ejiofor who was asked to render an account of his stewardship when he served as a Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, others were given the privilege to take a bow and leave.

Nominees like Sir Fidelix Tilije from Ukwuani and former Commissioner for Water Resources who were screened by the house in the last political dispensation in line with an application made by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Tim Owhefere were asked to take a bow and leave.

Mr Churchill Amagada from Isoko South and Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo, from Ethiope East, were also given the privilege to bow and go following applications made by the Majority Leader, Tim Owhefere and Minority Leader, Hon Innocent Anidi respectively.

The seven nominees were subsequently confirmed by the house following a motion to that effect by the Majority Leader, Hon Tim Owhefere, seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor and unanimously adopted.

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