Delta state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has submitted the first set of Commissioner nominees to the state House of Assembly for consideration and eventual confirmation as members of the State Executive Council.

Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Delta State Governor
Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Delta State Governor

The letter was dated 22nd June 2015 with Ref: No. GP/HE/14/68 and made available to Blank NEWS Online.

The nominees whose names were read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Hon. Monday Igbuya on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 include Barr. (Mrs) Mary Awhotu Iyasere, Hon. Barr. John O. Nani, Dr. Kingsley Emu, Chief James Augoye, Mr. Incent Uduaghan and Mr. Newworld Safugha.

Others are Arch. Joe Ogeh, Sir. Fidelis Okenmor Tilije, Rev. Omatsola Williams, On. Austin Chikezie, Hon. Joyce O. Overah and Hon. Chiedu Ebie.

Hint on Nominees Profile:

Dr. Kingsley Emu, Barr. Neworld Safugha, Rev. Shola Williams, Arc. Joseph Ogeh, Hon. Mary Iyasere, Hon. John Nani, Hon. Joyce Overah, Chief Fidelis Okemuor Tilije, Hon. James Aguoye, Chief Vincent Uduaghan, Hon. Austin Chikezie, and Mr. Chienedu Ebie are the first set of Twelve (12) names submitted to the Delta State House of Assembly by Governor Okowa, as Commissioner Nominees for his new cabinet.

Rev. Williams served in Governor Uduaghan’s first term cabinet, while Dr. Emu and Barr. Safugha served in his second term but were dramatically relieved of their portfolios by Uduaghan for their alleged political sympathies with the then Senator Okowa and Senator James Manager, who was in contention with Uduaghan for the Delta South Senatorial seat.

Hon. Overah has been a member of the House of Representatives, Mrs. Iyasere was a very prominent woman leader in the James Ibori Government, Hon. Nani was a member of the Delta Assembly, while Hon. Chikezie was a former Vice Chairman of Aniocha South LGA and a very close contender for the Aniocha South House of Assembly seat.

Chief Aguoye was the Okowa Campaign Cordinator for Okpe Local Government Area, Arc. Ogeh is the Commissioner representing Isoko ethnic nation in the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Chief Tilije decamped from the Labour Party, LP, where he was the running mate to Chief Great Ogboru, to the PDP in the last days of the general election campaigns, Chief Vincent Uduaghan is a Cousin to immediate past Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and Chiedu Ebie is the son of one of Nigeria’s most renowned Estate Surveyors and first General Manager of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Sir Fortune Ebie. 

The House of Assembly has however requested the nominees to make available their credentials for effective consideration.

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