By Egbonimali Shadrack
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has forwarded the names of 6 nominees to House of Assembly for confirmation as Commissioners for the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC).
Mr Okowa’s request was read by the House Speaker, Sheriff at Tuesday plenary. A copy of the document dated 19th September, 2017 was made available to this medium.
The letter read by the Speaker stated that, “In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 198 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended. I wish to submit as here under, the list of nominees for appointment as Members of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC),
1. Chief Mike Ogbodu – Chairman
2. Mr. Fredrick Oduje Ulakpa – Member
3. Mr. Friday Edmund Seimode – Member
4. Mr. James Eruorhevwameme Umukoro – Member
5. Mr. Gregory Chukwuma Edeme – Member
6. Light Oritseweyinmi Diden – Member
7. Mrs Yvonne Ovuevo Wagbatsoma – Member
The Governor urged the House to take early action on the nominees for consideration and confirmation to enable him effect their appointments as required by Constitution.
It will be recalled that the former DSIEC Board was sacked by the House on the grounds of noticeable defects in the law which brought them into the Commission. Thereafter a new bill for the electoral body was sent in by the Executive which was swiftly passed by the House.