By Onome E. Okoroh
A Screening Committee was inaugurated by the Delta Central 2023 lobby group otherwise known as DC-23 on Monday the 25th of October 2021 in Asaba the Delta State Capital.
The purpose of the Screening Committee was birthed out of the necessity to prune down, to just a few, the growing numbers of the Gubernatorial hopeful from the Delta Central origin which from the last count was thirteen persons. This screening would be done by selected technocrats and seasoned professionals chosen from the ivory tower to religious organisation as well as political players with no known affiliation with any aspirant.
Speaking at the inuagural ceremony, Chief (Senator) Ighoyota Amori, the National Chairman of DC-23, citing His Excellency the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa’s speech at the just concluded PDP mega rally in Sapele where he said that “Delta Central should go and put their house in order” urged the Committee to plan to do their work diligently without fear or favour. Stating further that it is important that the Governorship aspirations be reduced for the purpose of having one voice in Delta Central. Chief Amori also made it clear that he has no preferred candidate and would in no way influence the performance of the Screening Committee.
The Committee was officially inaugurated after taking their oath under the auspices of Chief (Hon) Solomon Ighrakpata a law maker in the Delta State House of Assembly.
In responds to their call to duty, Prof. Nyerhovwo Tonukari, who Chairs the 13 man committee pledged the committee willingness, commitment and capability to deliver as expected. This, the Committee would do at the stipulated time, he said.
The brief ceremony ended with a closing prayer by Dcn. Raymond Edijala and a photo session.
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