Omo-Agege Slams Okowa, Says Nothing To Show For ₦3.5tn His Gov Received
The Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has slammed the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, saying there is nothing in the state to show for all the money he has received.
Omo-Agege claimed that Okowa has received a sum of ₦3.5 trillion from various sources in the past seven and a half years in the state and there is nothing to show for it.
According to him, in the country’s history, no state has ever received such a large amount of resources, but even at that, the state remains one of the least developed in Nigeria.
He claimed that a critical assessment of infrastructure across Delta State ridicules the sobriquet of “road master” that Okowa once gave himself, as there is practically nothing on the ground to account for the over ₦3.5 trillion in receipts by his administration.
Naija News gathered that Omo-Agege was reported to have made the allegation at his ward-to-ward campaign in the Ukwuani local government area on Tuesday.
He also warned the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, of the legal consequences of approving and authorizing loans to the governor that are later misappropriated.
He noted that “Today, the people and ancestors of Ukuani have rejected Okowa. Okowa is a weak foundation that should not even bring a successor not to mention that unfortunate choice of his. We are here to make a solemn pledge to get rid of Okowa and everything that he represents at the polls. We are here to build a new Delta of true prosperity; a secure society that thrives on equitable planning and appropriation of resources.”
The APC governorship candidate in Delta was reported to have also commissioned various federal government intervention projects executed at his alma mater, St George’s College, Obinomba, during which he also awarded a scholarship to an SS3 student, Miss Christabel Onomoin, up to university level.
The projects are said to include a 100-bed capacity hostel for boys and girls each, a two-floor classroom block, an e-library, and an administrative building.
“What we did is a clarion call to the state government, which has failed to tackle the problems confronting the school. But this school laid the foundation of who I am today, and this is my way of giving back to my alma mater,” he claimed.