Okowa’s borrowing spree plunges Delta into bankruptcy —Omo-Agege alleges

Okowa’s borrowing spree plunges Delta into bankruptcy —Omo-Agege alleges


The deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has declared Delta State as the second most indebted State in the Nigeria.

Senator Omo-Agege who made the allegation at the inauguration of APC campaign Organisation in Asaba on Monday, lamented that the outgoing Okowa-led administration has plunged the State into bankruptcy in connivance with the Delta State house of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Sheriff, Oborevwori.

Oborevwori, is the 2023 Peoples Democratic party (PDP) governorship Candidate in Delta State. He was recently cleared of certificate forgery scandal by the Supreme court in Nigeria.

Omo-Agege, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship Candidate in Delta State, alleged that “Delta State is the highest receiver of Federal allocation with a 13% oil derivation, yet, the State is also the second most indebted State in the country. The seemingly chaotic socio-political and economic environment in Delta State requires a leader with the necessary skills and knowledge, to work with a qualified team to address the systemic bottlenecks that have hindered the development of the State.”

He charged Deltans to vote out PDP in the forthcoming General elections, noting that if elected as governor under the platform of the APC, the State will experience a strong, resilient, inclusive and prosperous economy that generates opportunity, jobs and wealth, while lifting the masses out of poverty, through the implementation of people-oriented programmes and policies.

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Lamenting the humongous loans collected by Governor Okowa while mortgaging the future of the State,the Deputy Senate President further said the PDP Governorship candidate and Speaker of the State Assembly, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori was a stooge of the governor who has completely thrown the principles of checks and balances to the dustbin of history.

Inaugurating the body, Omo-Agege said, “After over seven years of Okowa, one thing we all agree on is that there is a huge gap between the funds Delta State received, generated and borrowed; even recklessly, and what Okowa’s government has done. This has left our state seriously undermined in so many ways that are too numerous to count.

He alleges that Governor who is the Vice Presidential Candidate in next year’s elections, allegedly misused and wasted our hard-earned resources. And when the state ran out of funds by embarking on a reckless borrowing spree, thereby mortgaging our future and those of our unborn children.

“And now he wants to handover to his stooge, Speaker Sheriff Francis Oborevwori whose House which he heads, approved every kobo that was wasted and stolen to protect himself from accountability. For the years of Sheriff’s speakership, the Delta State House of Assembly has been a rubber stamp, giving everything Okowa asks for without effective oversight, thereby undermining the entire idea of the Separation of Powers enshrined in our Constitution as well as weakening our democracy”, he said.

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On his part, the Director General of the campaign organisation and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Goddey Orubebe assured that the list of the campaign organisation would be expanded in the coming days.

He asked party members to cooperate with the campaign organisation, even as he called for unity and cooperation amongst party members.

The APC campaign organisation has Senator Omo-Agege as Chairman; Elder Sobotie as Co-Chairman: Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi (Deputy Chairman); Barr. Francis Obigbor (Co-Deputy Chairman); Elder Orubebe as Director General; and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Senate President, Dr Otive Igbuzor as Deputy DG among others.

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