Gov. Uduaghan nominates dead man for board appointment

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Gov. Uduaghan

The legislative chamber of the Delta State House of Assembly on Tuesday witnessed a mild drama, as one of the seven persons nominated to be appointed into Delta State Tourism Board by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, was discovered to be deceased.

The governor had sent the seven nominees to the House for confirmation, namely, Efe Afe, Peter Okolotu, Hyacinth Iyere, James Youmu, Amah Agbajoh, Abel Eyube and Joe Morgan.

However, during the screening, when the fourth nominee on the list, James Youmu, was called up, Efe Afe, who was screened as chairman of the board and a former member of the House, drew the attention of the House that James Youmu had since died even before the names were sent to the House.

Also, one Gift Gomere, nominated for appointment into Delta State Broadcasting Service, DBS, Warri, was sent back when she appeared for screening,for being “improperly dressed.”

Another person nominated for appointment into Delta State Rural Development Agency, RDA, Friday Okoh, was also sent back for unruly behaviour, as he was spotted chewing gum while standing before the Mace.

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