DELTA AG GOV, HOUSE ON WAR PATH
By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—MEMBERS of the Delta State House of Assembly may have for the first time fallen apart with the Acting Governor, Prince Sam Obi, who was the Speaker of the House before taking up the acting governorship appointment following, their refusal to confirm a Commissioner nominee sent by the Acting Governor.
When Prince Obi came into power as the acting Governor, he dissolved the entire State Executive Council and while reconstituting the exco, he forwarded all the names of the Commissioners except that of Engr. Emma Ebo, who was in charge of Ugbenu/Koko Road Dualization project.
But few days back, he submitted the name of Emma Ebo, who was the only dropped Commissioner that worked with Uduaghan before his coming in to the House for confirmation along with that of Kate Onianwa and Cosmos Ighoraye.
However , the Assembly at its sitting on, Wednesday, declined to confirm Ebo and went ahead to confirm the other two nominees on the ground that the member representing Aniocha North constituency, Mr. Victor Ochei, the constituency where Ebo hails from refused to formally present him.
Ochei, had told the House that he was not going to do the introduction before his colleagues due to what he described as 'unresolved issues.'
Vanguard gathered that the rejection of the nominee did not go down well with the acting governor who saw it as a slap on his face. Meanwhile, top party leaders in the area are said to be putting their heads together over the matter as they see it as 'purely political'.
The acting Governor had sometime ago swore in 33 new commissioners.