BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI-Ebonyi State House of Assembly, yesterday, dropped a commissioner-nominee, Mr. Jonah Egba, for failing to recite the National Anthem and Pledge at a screening in the House.
The House, however, screened 27 other nominees.
Egba, a former Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Housing, was also disqualified for inability to provide the original certificates of his Post-graduate Diploma and Master’s.
The former commissioner, who was asked to recite the National Anthem and Pledge,
Consequently, the Majority Leader, Sam Nwali, (Ikwo East Constituency), moved a motion that the nominee be dismissed and confirmation withheld until he was able to furnish the House with the originals of his certificates and recite the anthem.
Attempts by Mrs. Mabel Aleke, (Ohaukwu South), to arm-twist the House to reconsider the motion did not sail through. When Princess Lilian Igwe (Ivo Constituency), seconded the motion, the matter was unanimously laid to rest.