Why we insist on aptitude test for nominees-Okon
From Eyo Charles, Calabar
Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State, Ntufam John Okon, has explained why the party and the state government insist that those to be appointed commissioners and special advisers must undergo aptitude test.
Speakingontheachievements of the governor, yesterday, at the party’s secretariat in Calabar, Okon said that the would-be commissioners must undergo the test to be facilitated by university lecturers and lawyers in order to ascertain their level of technological knowledge.
He said the test will also find out whether they have good temperament, can give good account of themselves in public and have better human relations.
On when the list of commissioners would be out, he said they were still working in conjunction with the state leadership so as to select competent individuals from across the state.
He said that in the absence of commissioners, the governor was working closely with the House of Assembly.
From left: Chief of Party, Electoral Empowerment of Civil Society Project, Mr Jasper Veen; representative of the police on electoral reform committee, Asst. Superintendent Andy Onye; Chairman of the occasion, Sen. Ken Nnamani, and former INEC National Commissioner, Prof. Lai Olurode, at the ‘Post 2015 Electoral Reform Symposium’ in Abuja on Tuesday.