IBORI VS OKOWA: Okowa Is Not And Will Never Be Remote Controlled—Aide

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The political feud between the ex-convict former Delta state governor, James Ibori and governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the dissolution of the Moses Ogbe led Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) by the state house of Assembly, order by the governor, has taken a new dimension.

Reacting to the story, the Executive Assistant, Communication to the state governor, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, warned that it will be wrong to insinuate that governor Okowa must consult ex-governors in all matters that enhances good governance before doing the needful; stressing that “After all the governor is not and will never be remote-controlled to do his job and to fulfil his campaign promises to the good people of Delta State.”

In what looks like contradiction, after warning that governor Okowa is not and will never be remote-controlled to do his job, Oghenesivbe went ahead to say that “It must be stated that Chief Ibori do not interfere with the day to day administration of Delta State as an ex-governor. Gov Okowa is the incumbent governor working closely and in harmony with other independent arms of government for the good governance of the state and may consult major stakeholders and party leaders on some issues where necessary.”

The governor’s aide went further to say, “it will be out of place and at the same time mischievous for any right thinking individual, group or few number of persons to say that governor Okowa dissolved DESIEC without consulting a former governor in the person of Chief Ibori.

“Chief Ibori is a strong supporter of governor Okowa and his administration and it is unfair for the opposition party in the state to use a section of the press to consistently mislead the general public. Elections are not won by irresponsible media propaganda especially when such dirty media politics do not reflect the realities on ground. It is the constitutional duty and responsibility of the executive arm of government to ensure good governance of the state through powers, functions and responsibilities assigned to it by the constitution and other enactments.” the aide said.

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