- The APC calls on the EFCC to thoroughly scrutinize the Delta state government finances for alleged diversion
- The party alleges that the looting of Delta state treasury has become another recurring occurrence with the Okowa PDP-led government
- The APC calls on the governor to clear the air on the allegation that he misappropriated the sum of N48.6billion DESOPADEC funds
The Delta state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the EFCC to probe the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for allegedly diverting $10 million bailout funds belonging to the state.
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The media had reported that Ifeanyi Okowa, allegedly tried to launder $10million bailout funds, through a US-based Nollywood actress, Georgina Onuoha.
Reacting to the allegation against the governor, the APC has called on the EFCC to ignore the denial by Okowa and thoroughly scrutinize the state’s finances, The Eagle Online reports.
The party in a statement issued on Tuesday, January 31, by its acting spokesman, Leonard Obi, said the recent allegations against Governor Okowa was a valid reason for the EFCC to dig deeper with investigation and uncover other possible covert misappropriation by Governor Okowa who has still not responded to a recent accusation that he, allegedly, has misappropriated a sum of N48.6b from the statutory allocation due to Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The party said: “It is obvious to Deltans that under Governor Okowa’s PDP-led government and indeed, all previous PDP-led administrations, Delta State has nosedived in all ramifications: economically, educationally and in the quality of its infrastructure, leaving the state impoverished and left behind on several development indices.
“In the midst of such extreme insensitivity to the plight of Deltans, it is awful and disgusting to be reminded of the looting of Delta State treasury which cabals in previous PDP-led administrations visited upon the innocent people of Delta State."
The APC alleged that the looting of Delta state treasury has become another recurring decimal with the Okowa PDP-led government.
It said called on the governor to clear the air on the allegation that he misappropriated the sum of N48.6billion DESOPADEC funds.
Meanwhile, a governor in Nigeria’s South-south region has been fingered by the Department of State Security (DSS) to be plotting the downfall of the federal government of Nigeria.
According to The Nation, the DSS said the governor is under investigation.
The governor, the DSS said, is also reportedly sponsoring violent demonstrations in his state.
Although the DSS did not state the name of the governor, it said the governor and his group had a hidden agenda against the federal government.