Former senator Stephen Odey who represented Cross River North alongside 25 others commissioner nominees are to appear for screening today at the senate.
Senator Odey returned from the Senate to continue his job as chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, when the court removed him in favour of the incumbent, Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe of the Peoples Democratic Party, according to Daily Post.
The ex-lawmaker together with 25 others will be screened today, Friday, by the Cross River State House of Assembly.
Those to be screened are Mr Mike Odere, Dr Justin Beshel, Hon Agnes Atsu, Hon Patrick Egbede, Hon Robert A Ewa, Dr Egbe Ayuk, Dr Beatrice lgwe, Prince Eka Williams and Mr Oden Ewa.
Others are Hon Moses Osogi, Barr. Odum Ijom Ukam, Hon Ankpo Pius, Mrs Abigail Duke, Hon Lawrencia Ita, Chief Felix Idem, Pastor Ekpenyong Cobham, Ntufam Emmanuel Anum, Mrs Gladys Eutendala, Dr Hippolatus Ogar Lukpata and Hon Edema Erom.
Also nominated are Barr Mensah Bassey, Barr Ededem Ani, Bishop Margaret Ene-ita, Chief Francis Ekpenyong and Dr Mathias Unimke Angioha.
The speaker of the state House of Assembly, Elvert Ayambem applauded Governor Bassey Otu for nominating candidates with integrity.
While speaking with the press on Thursday, the speaker confirmed that the 26 candidates were spread evenly across the 18 LGAs of the State.
“The Governor took his time in the selection of the nominees to ensure that all of them are square pegs in square holes.
“I am happy that the Governor transmitted the list within the stipulated time. The nominees are credible people,” he said.