Inyali Peter, Calabar
Cross River State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC has frowned at the Senate sudden removal of Chief Okoi Obono-obla from the list of cleared nominees into the board of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
It will be recalled that Obono-obla, the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution was nominated along seven others in August for confirmation by the Senate as Non-Executive Commissioner representing South South in the governing board of the NCC.
The Senate, in a plenary session on the 17th of November cleared Obono-obla along four others and dropped two nominees. But in a new twist, the Senate in a letter signed by the Senate President and sent to President Buhari removed Obla's name from the list of confirmed nominees.
But Obla's state party leadership in a statement signed by it Publicity Secretary, Mens Ikpeme described the move by the Senate as "legislative rascality" and vowed that the party organ in the state and national will do everything to reclaim the mandate.
"All progressives Congress (APC) Cross River state seriously frowns at the rumours of an evil attempt making the rounds that the appointment of one of our party chieftain; chief Obono Okoi Obla as a non executive Commissioner of NCC has been suspended.
"The party leaders in the state and National are on top of this abnormal and crucial matter. We Will get to the Root of this seeming Selfish and legislative rascality.
"The state party organ hereby advise all our party faithfuls to remain calm and go about their normal businesses".