2023: Don’t Divert N150 Billion ‘Delta Money’ For Atiku’s Campaign, Omo-Agege Warns Okowa

Following the announcement of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Ovie Omo-Agege warned the governor against using Delta State funds to fund the party’s presidential campaign.

On Thursday, PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar announced Okowa as his running mate.

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Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, has consistently criticized Okowa’s administration as part of his strategy to gain control of the Delta State Government House.

Omo-new Agege’s warning to Okowa “became necessary in light of credible intelligence at its disposal that the 2023 General Election is a PDP conduit pipe to loot the state,” according to a statement by his Director of Media Strategy, Ima Niboro.

“It is sad that on the same day that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State approved immediate payment of outstanding gratuities, pension arrears, and death benefits for retirees of the Rivers State Public Service, the Delta State House of Assembly approved a N25 billion loan for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa allegedly to plant palm trees,” the statement reads in part.

“This comes just 49 days after the embattled PDP candidate, Okowa’s yes-man and state assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori or Francis, approved a contentious N150 billion loan.”

“We have enough evidence to believe that these loans are being used to fund Atiku’s presidential campaign.” We will not stand by while Okowa impoverishes our people in order to enthrone a man who has nothing to offer Deltans and Nigerians in general.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today if Governor Okowa had spent half of the time pursuing his Vice Presidential ambition on governance.”

“As of today, the government owes retirees over seven years’ worth of gratuities, pension arrears, and death benefits, all while the state runs on autopilot to allow Okowa to pursue his personal ambition.” “Most retirees have resorted to commercial tricycles, commonly referred to as Kekes, for survival; some are bedridden; others have resigned to fate or even died while waiting for the current administration to pay their entitlements after 35 years of meritorious service to state and country,” according to the organization.

That is the latest Naija News Today on 2023: Don’t Divert N150 Billion ‘Delta Money’ For Atiku’s Campaign, Omo-Agege Warns Okowa


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