Obla Drags Saraki To APC NEC Over NCC Board Confirmation

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

Obla before the Senate committee on Communication during his screening
Obla before the Senate committee on Communication during his screening

Cross River born Special Assistant to President Buhari on Prosecution, Barrister Obono Obla has dragged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to the National Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over the Senate’s U-Turn in his confirmation as a non executive Commissioner on the Board of the National Communication Commission, NCC.

In a 5-page petition to the APC NEC, the fiery lawyer accused the Senate President of anti party activities with regards to his confirmation as Commissioner on the Board of the NCC and beseeched the party NEC to call the Senate President to order and restrain him from vicitimizing members of the party and jeopardizing party cohesion.

It will be recalled that President Buhari nominated Barrister Obla along with others as on the 3rd August, 2016 as non executive Commissioners to represent their respective zones on the Board of the NCC.

The Senate on 19th October, in plenary confirmed the nomination of Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (Chairman); Sunday Dare (Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management); Clement Omeiza Baiye (Non-Executive Commissioner); Senator Ifeanyi Ararume (Non-Executive Commissioner) and Chief Okoi Ofem Obono-Obla (Non-Executive Commissioner) after considering a report of the Committee on Communication headed by Senator Gilbert.

But in a letter from the Senate President, titled “Confirmation of Appointments” to President Buhari, Obla was listed as one of the those that was not confirmed by the Senate. The other nominees the Senate also rejected were Aliyu Saidu Abubakar and Pastor Ezekiel Yissa.

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