2023: Former, Present Students leaders accuse Okowa of diverting Delta funds for Vice Presidential ambition

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PAST and Present Student Union Leaders, (PPSUL), Delta state have accused Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of diverting state resources to fund the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) presidential campaigns.

The group arising from their meeting yesterday, in a signed resolution noted that the action of the Governor was a slight on them and outright broad day robbery on the good people of the state.

The resolution was signed by Comrades Kennedy Tabuko, (Delta Central), Imalah Ugoachanum, (Delta North) and Sabastine Agbefe, (Delta South) respectively.

According to them, “This resolution bothers on our true position on the state of affairs of our dear state and the need to put things in the right perspective in the face of the obvious maladministration of the Okowa led regime as we approach yet another electioneering year.

“We frown at the image of the state presented before the entire nation by the state government on their inability to account for the payment received on the backlog of the 13 percent derivation remitted to the state government by the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government”

While demanding from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to offset the pension backlog incurred by his administration and his predecessors, they said a labourer is desirous of his wages, service of our civil servants should not be neglected and their service to the state of several decades should be rewarded accordingly with the right entitlements.

The Governor has equally been called upon to ensure he completes the Asaba-Ughelli dual carriageway that has been under construction amongst other stalling projects in the state.

“As Deltans embark on this mission to the promise land of a new Delta driven by the zest of a purposeful leadership, as comrades, we do not wish that our people remain captive and can’t gamble with the state’s fortune on a man who can not guarantee the needed development of our dear state.

“Hence, we have decided to chat a new course for our comrades and ensure we secure a better deal for our people in the next administrative dispensation by aligning ourselves fully with the EDGE to BAND Agenda of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta State.

“Governor Okowa and his cronies should redirect the state resources pegged for sponsoring and executing his Vice Presidential bid to the development of the state which the monies were statutorily meant for.

“Hence, we unequivocally demand the refund of all resources that has been redirected to execute their personal political interest to the development of the state, they posited.” The statement added.