Paul Osuyi, Asaba
A few weeks after slamming a three-month suspension on former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Monday Igbuya, the House, again, on Thursday, during plenary, suspended the member representing Burutu II constituency, Kennedy Daubry, for three months.
Both Igbuya and Daubry had since defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-dominated House handed down the suspension order.
But Majority Leader of the House, Tim Owhefere, who moved the latest motion to suspend Hon. Daubry, said the embattled lawmaker had displayed character in recent times that was unbecoming of a legislator.
Owhefere’s motion was seconded by the Deputy Speaker, Friday Osanebi before it was unanimously adopted through voice vote during Thursday’s plenary which was presided over by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori.
The Majority Leader said the sanctity of the House must be respected at all times by members, stressing that as a lawmaking House, members should live up to expectation.
Owhefere argued that all members must improve on the sanctity of the House the way they met it or at least retain it.
He said Daubry had behaved in a manner that was unbecoming of a lawmaker of the House hence the need to suspend him.
Meanwhile, the House has screened and confirmed two nominees, Mr. Julius Takeme and Mr. Freeman Orits Fregene for appointment as commissioners and members of the State Executive Council.
The screening and confirmation followed a motion by the Majority Leader, Owhefere and seconded by member representing Burutu I, Daniel Yingi.
The House also screened and confirmed as members of the Governing Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), three nominees, Mofe Pirah, Talib Tebite, Ejaife Odebala while Dr Samuel Ochonogor Ossai was confirmed as Executive Director.
In the same vein, Mr. Kelly Oghenekevwe was screened and confirmed as a member of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue.
The screening and confirmation came in view of three nomination letters read on the floor of the House during Tuesday’s plenary by the Speaker, Oborevwori.
While four nominees are to fill the vacancies created by the resignation of Mr. Jonathan Amitaye, Amos Itihwe, Thomas Ereyitomi as members of the Board members and Honourable Ochor Ochor as Executive Director, Social Services, Mr. Kelly Oghenekevwe is to replace as member of the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Solomon Ighrakpata.
Meanwhile, Mr. Julius Takeme and Mr Freeman Orits Fregene are to replace the vacancy created by Austin Chikezie and Asupa Forteta.