Delta state governor Ifeanyi Okowa led government has sacked the regent of Okpolo-Enwhe community, Ikpahwo Uroroke, Isoko South local government area over what its been described as distortion in the selection process.
Addressing Journalists Wednesday during post Exco briefing at government house, Asaba, Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said it was as a result of the wrong person taking over the regency, saying that “it is a distortion in the selection process, the person who took over is not the most senior person”, allaying fears of possible litigations, “as I speak with you now, the case has been decided in the court because they went to court before”.
The regent was withdrawn from Ikpahwo Uroroke while Ayeghenese Otidi was appointed as the regent elect of the kingdom.
On the Saturday flood, Mr. Ukah said the state government was working assiduously to alleviate the effects of the flood which recently devastated parts of the state including Asaba, Warri, Ughelli and other towns and communities.
“The Governor of the State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, was very much concerned about the effects of the flood on the citizens of the state. It would not be possible for now to quantify the damages done in government and other properties, including Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS), Asaba, because the relevant agencies are still taking stock.
The Commissioner, who was flanked by his Works counterpart, Mr. James Augoye, further appealed to Deltans to be safety conscious by staying off flood prone areas while the Government is putting measures in place to stem the tide.
Ukah disclosed that in fulfillment of the Governor’s electioneering campaign promises, the State Executive Council approved the construction of Trans Warri/Ode-Itsekiri Bridges and Access Roads (completion of 12.8 km main alignment), the award of the construction of Idheze by–pass to Okpe–Isoko, Isoko South Local Government Area to Rossurd Construction Limited, and the award of the rehabilitation of Aviara/Okpame Road and construction of Okpare/Okpawa Road in Isoko South Local Government Area.
Also approved according to the commissioner are the repudiation of contract for the construction of 132 KV DC, Delta State Grid Transmission line from Afiesere to Ozoro.