Comes October 30, 2017, governor Ifeanyi Okowa shall commence a 13 day vacation, while away his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro is expected to act as governor.
In a letter addressed to the Delta State House of Assembly speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori by governor Okowa and read on the floor of the House, stated that the leave was a reminder of the earlier leave he (Okowa) went between June 26 and July 12, 2017.
The letter further read, “In accordance with section 190(1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended. His Excellency, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, the Deputy Governor of Delta State, shall perform the duties of my office as Acting Governor during the period of my absence of leave.
“I will greatly appreciate if the foregoing is placed before the Honourable House for information. Please accept the assurance of my high regard and best wishes for you and the Honourable Members of the House.”
The Deputy Majority leader, Oboro Preyor then moved for the House to approve the letter and was seconded by Eric Oharisi and unanimously adopted.
Okowa is expected to resume in November 11, 2017.