Following the screening of 13 nominees list submitted to the Lagos State Assembly for the position of Commissioners, the spokesperson for the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Joe Igbokwe, has expressed surprise that the State House did not allow him to take a bow during the screening.
The APC Publicity Secretary stated that he was asked more than 15 questions by the lawmakers during the screening, he described the exercise as excruciating.
He stated this while speaking with newsmen on Thursday after being screened by a 16-man committee of the Assembly chaired by the Chief Whip, Rotimi Abiru.
Igbokwe was among the 13 commissioners and special advisers designate whose names were sent to the state lawmakers by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Seven of the 13 nominees were screened on Thursday.
After the screening, Igbokwe noted that his position as the APC’s spokesperson was not enough to allow him to take a bow.
He said, “The screening was quite excruciating. I was asked about 15 questions, which I answered.”
“I thought they would just ask me to take a bow and go having served the party for a number of years, because all of them are party members. But I met a different thing; I thought it was just to go and take a bow, but I ended up spending more time.”
He claimed that the low Igbo votes during the Presidential election for Muhammadu Buhari were due to ethnicity, he stated that the group was sentimental because the Peoples Democratic Party had it running mater, Peter Obi, an Igbo man.
The committee chairman, Abiru, told the nominees that they would get feedback of their performance through the governor.
Abiru also noted that the report of the committee would be presented before the larger Assembly before a decision would be taken.