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Delta House on forced adjournment over dissolution of DESOPADEC

By Austin Ogwuda

Asaba – The sitting of Delta State House of Assembly, which reconvened, yesterday, was aborted following the heat generated by the dissolution of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission , DESOPADEC.

The lawmakers, who had adjourned sitting till yesterday, had to further move sitting to tomorrow, which an inside source said was due to their worry that the governor was planning to forward back to them the same names of the dissolved board for reappointment.

The House dissolved the board during last Wednesday’s sitting  on account of inefficiency.
The source said: “They are really in a dilemma because some of the lawmakers, who earlier voted for the sack of the board, are now singing a new tune, regretting their action.”

The source added that the Speaker, Mr. Victor Ochei, was desperate not to be caught in the web in view of his future political ambition of becoming a governor in 2015.

“He does not want to ruffle feathers in the process and at the end of the day put his ambition on the line, hence he cleverly put off the sitting till Thursday to sort out things first before they sit. We heard that the governor is coming up with DESOPADEC list as well as that of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC,” he added.


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