Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Okonkwo as a Commissioner in Enugu State.

The name of Okonkwo, an elder brother of Kenneth, a Nollywood actor and critic of Ugwuanyi’s administration was submitted by the governor to the State Assembly on December 7, 2017 for screening and confirmation.

The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Edward Ubosi said that the House on Tuesday approved the appointment of Okonkwo as commissioner designate as contained in a message brought before the Assembly.

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Peter, who was a former governorship aspirant in Alliance for Democracy (AD), said before he was confirmed that he started his political journey in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) adding that he was currently in APC.

He said that he held PDP in a high esteem adding that PDP was the only party in West Africa that conceded defeat to opposition party.

The commissioner designate said that he would bring humility of service to the state adding that he came to learn and impact his own idea for the development of the state.

He explained that if confirmed, he would maintain and uphold the existing relationship between the executive and the legislature.

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