ASSEMBLY SCREENS, CONFIRMS COMMISSIONER NOMINEES AS MEMBERS OF DELTA STATE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed the eight nominees forwarded to the House by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for appointment as Commissioners and members of the State Executive Council.
The screening of the nominees followed a motion moved by the Majority Leader Hon. Tim Owhefere, seconded by the Chief Whip and member representing Oshimili North Constituency, Hon. Pat Ajudua and adopted at Thursday's plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.
First to be screened were Hon. Basil Ganagana who is a former Speaker and Deputy Speaker and Chief Festus Ochonogor.
After introducing themselves, the Speaker said Hon. Basil Ganagana had served the State legislature in various capacities as Speaker and Deputy Speaker while Chief Festus Ochonogor had also served the People's Democratic Party in various capacities and granted them the privilege of taking a bow and go.
Three former Commissioners during the first tenure of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Barr. Peter Mrakpor ,Ogbueshi Patrick Ukah and Chief James Augoye were also given the privilege of taking a bow and go after they introduced themselves to members of the House.
The Speaker commended the nominees for working hard to improve the lives of Deltans during the governor's first term.
Mrs Florence Alantan, Mr Ossai Peter Chika, a former Commissioner during the first term of the governor and Professor Patrick Muoboghare also enjoyed the privilege of taking a bow and go as directed by the Speaker.
Thereafter the Majority Leader Hon. Tim Owhefere moved for the confirmation of the nominees seconded by the member representing Ughelli South Constituency, Hon. Reuben Izeze and adopted.