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13 Dec 2017

Shock as PDP Governor Appoints APC Member as Commissioner in Enugu State

A critic of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and member of the All Progressives Congress has been appointed a commissioner in Enugu state.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Okonkwo as a Commissioner in Enugu State, The Tribune has reported.

Peter Okonkwo who is the elder brother of Kenneth, a Nollywood actor and critic of Ugwuanyi’s administration was submitted by the governor to the State Assembly on December 7, 2017 for screening and confirmation.

Reacting to the appointment, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Edward Ubosi said that the House on Tuesday approved the appointment of Okonkwo as commissioner designate as contained in a message brought before the Assembly.

Peter who was a former governorship aspirant in Alliance for Democracy (AD), said before he was confirmed that he started his political journey in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) adding that he was currently in APC.

He said that he held PDP in a high esteem adding that PDP was the only party in West Africa that conceded defeat to opposition party.

The commissioner designate said that he would bring humility of service to the state adding that he came to learn and impact his own idea for the development of the state.

He explained that if confirmed that he would maintain and uphold the existing relationship between the executive and the legislature.

A lawmaker, Mathew Ugwueze in his contribution said that the commissioner designate was an experienced politician and that he would inject a new idea that would move the state forward.

The Leader of the Assembly Mr Ikechukwu Ezeugwu moved a motion for the confirmation of the commissioner designate while the deputy leader Mr Onyinye Ugwu seconded the motion.

In the same vein, The Deputy Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Donatus Uzogbado commended Governor Ugwuanyi for the 13th month he paid to all the civil servants in the state.

Subsequently, Paul Nnajiofor congratulated one of their colleagues Honourable Sunday Ude-Okoye, member representing Awgu-North, who emerged as the youth leader in the just concluded PDP National Convention.

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