Speaking on the “Face-off Between the Federal Executive and Legislature,” Oseloka Obaze said that appointed public servants are at the beck and call of the senate. Separation of powers and checks and balances require respect for the various arms of government. On the appointment of 21 LGA Transition Committee Chairmen in Anambra State, Obaze said the ambiguity in the constitution is being exploited by state governors across the nation. The state law is meant to appoint local government officials only when it is impossible to hold electetions. Contrived situation of not having State Eelectoral Comission in place is neither an emergency nor a force majeure. Yet that is the excuse being used to appoint transitional local government officers instead of conducting elections as decreed by the constitution.
Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.
Selonnes Consult Ltd. is a Strategic Policy, Good Governance and Management Consulting Firm, founded by Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze who served as Secretary to Anambra State Government from 2012-2015; a United Nations official from 1991-2012 and a Nigerian Foreign Service Officer from 1982-1991.