Yenagoa - Gov Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State on Wednesday made history when he constituted a new State Executive Council.
He appointed chieftains of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of his 20 Special Advisers to consolidate on the achievements of his Restoration Government.
This was the first time such gesture would be taking place in the history of the state.
Dickson, who performed the inauguration of the Commissioners and Special Advisers in Yenagoa, said the appointment of members of the opposition was in fulfillment of an earlier promise to run an all-inclusive government, regardless of party affiliations.
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The APC members who made the list are Ben Iyororokumo (Special Adviser on Inter Party Relations) and Clever Lawrence, Special Adviser (Information, Communication and Technology Development).
Those who retained their portfolios were the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor; Trade, Industry and Investment, Kemela Okara; Housing Development, Julius Otele; Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Kemeasuode Wodu; Power, Partner Jim-Ogbolo; and Special Projects, Fred Obuah.
Other commissioners, who were retained, are Buruboyefe Perekiye, Sports Development; Kia Ebidiseghabofa, Special Duties, Central Senatorial district; Agatha Goma, Local Government Administration; Dude Week, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Jonathan Obuebite, Information and Orientation.
- News 24