…MOUNTS PRESSURE ON THEM TO CONFIRM ALL; INCLUDING A DEAD MAN
FRAUDULENT GOVERNOR UDUAGHAN SENDS BOARD MEMBERS NAME TO LEGISLATORS MONTHS AFTER SWEARING THEM IN
The fraud in Delta State reached a crescendo last week when the State Governor sent a letter to the Delta State House of Assembly asking them to screen some board members whom he had already sworn in on September 5th.
In a letter titled “Request For Confirmation Of Nomination Of Chairmen And Members Of Certain Boards” personally signed the Governor, had in it list of nominees to be screened for appointment into the Delta State Tourism Board, Delta Broadcasting Service, Warri; Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, and Delta State Rural Development Agency and other boards. Their names are , Efe Afe, Peter Okolotu, Hyacinth Iyere, James Youmu, Amah Agbajoh, Abel Eyube and Joe
“The letter which read “In accordance with the powers conferred on you by the laws establishing the [agencies] and the respective boards, I am to request you to place the names of the nominees before the honorable members of the Delta State House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation as appropriate”, we have found out to be illegal and unconstitutional, as he was supposed to have sent then for screening before inaugurating them.
The board members who the governor sworn in with all vested authorities has begun the collection of millions of naira to run the boards before it dawned on him that the names should be sent, following outcry by some well meaning Deltans. A reliable source within the lawmakers told our reporter that the screening is just formality, with few theatrics that will be done, as the Governor has mandated to screen all the nominees and give them pass mark.
One of the nominees, James Youmu had died two years. Sources in the state government stated that the governor is aware, but has deliberately sent his name while he siphons the money meant for the dead man.
When contacted on phone by our reporter last week when we got the information, the S.A to the Commissioner for Information, Pius Mordi asked us to stop publication, promising to get back to us on Monday, which he never did.