By Our Reporter
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State has charged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to relieve political appointees who do not have good intentions for the State.
According to the Publicity Secretary of APC, Delta State, Sylvester Imonina, the call of the opposition party becomes imperative on account of recent happenings in the State, wherein some members of the State Executive Council’s handling of acts of governance were said to have not met the expectations of their offices.
The APC stated that the level of heartless pilfering of public funds by public officials should be checkmated.
Unconfirmed report revealed that the Accountant General of the State, Mr. Cyril Agbele, was invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to explain his role in the alleged misappropriation, misapplication and embezzlement of State funds, amounting to N14bn (Fourteen Billion Naira) without following due process.
It will be recalled that some days ago, the commissioner for information labelled those who are agitating for “a better Delta State” as liars and enemies of state government, because of a viral video, whereby two soldiers threatened to rape and infect women in Warri with sexually transmitted diseases.
‘The Commissioner defended these “kaki boys” undermining the interest of his people’But to the consternation of the state government, the Nigerian Army arrested the culprits. Till date, Okowa has not reprimanded the commissioner’
‘The Governor knows and we (Deltans) want to challenge him to run a government that will put the interest of Deltans first and not a few persons.
On the issue of the allegations against the Accountant General, APC, Delta State challenged the governor to allow the law to take its course.
‘despite the fact that the Accountant General is his “manfriday” from the same Ika Nation. Also, the hanky-panky (denial of obvious financial allegations against the Accountant General) of the Commissioner for Finance should be looked into, to ascertain if he has an interest he is trying to protect in respect of the action of the Accountant General of the State’
‘Deltans are still yearning for the sack of the commissioner for information for his ignominious defence of those soldiers who threatened the lives of Warri women/Deltans. He is no longer trusted by Deltans’.
‘Your Excellency, write your name in gold[ the APC image maker concluded.