19 September, 2017

Delta Assembly to Confirm DSIEC Commissioners


Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has announced the appointment of Commissioners who will pilot the affairs of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, (DSIEC).

The appointment of the Commissioners which is subject to Screening and subsequent Confirmation by the House, was contained in a letter sent to the House by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

The letter read in part 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.

The Speaker thereafter asked the nominees to submit 35 copies of their Curriculum Vitae and appear before the House tomorrow, September 20, 2017 for screening.

It will be recalled that the former DSIEC Board was sacked by the House on the grounds of defects in the law which brought them into the Commission.

The executive thereafter sent in a new bill for the electoral body which was swiftly passed by the House.

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