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Omo-Agege blasts Okowa for powering Government House amid Asaba darkness

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The Delta State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has censured Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for lighting up Government House and leaving the other residents of Asaba, the state capital, and environs in darkness.

While on the ongoing ward-to-ward campaigns of APC, which touched ground at Oko, Okwe and Umuaji-Asaba, all in Oshimil South Local Government Area (LGA) on Wednesday, Omo-Agege said that Okowa abandoned the 28 megawatts Independent Power Plant (IPP) project, initiated by the previous administration and designed to power the entire state capital, in favour of a five megawatts IPP only able to power Government House and Commissioners’ quarters, leaving the entire Asaba metropolis and environs in  darkness.

The Deputy President of the Senate lamented that Asaba does not wear the fit and proper look of a capital even after the present government has received over N4.2 trillion and borrowed so heavily.

He said: “I am very angry, we are all angry at the misgovernance and misappropriation of state funds by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in the past seven-and-a-half years. This is Asaba, Delta State capital. If for nothing else, we owe Asaba a duty to develop the state capital. Governor Okowa  cannot give satisfactory account of what he has done with over N4.2 trillion, yet the state is over borrowed with no significant infrastructure on ground anywhere commensurate to inflow.

“The Osadebey University in Asaba is a signboard because he has not added a block to the former structure of the Anwai campus of Delta State University that he converted to Osadebey University.

“But I commit to you that when I become governor, I will make Asaba wear the proper look of a state capital. I have given this commitment to the Asagba of Asaba. Government House and Commissioners’ quarters that are powered by Governor Okowa do not produce jobs for the people. When I become governor, I will revisit the 28 megawatts IPP project to power the entire Asaba and environs so that businesses can operate; so that we can attract investor companies to come in and provide jobs for the youths.

“I also commit to fix the yearly flooding which Governor Okowa has neglected to pursue his ill fated vice presidential ambition. I will tackle the problem using the Balloon Technology”.

Omo-Agege said he would fix roads in the state capital and adjoining towns that fall within the Asaba capital territory. “When I become governor, I will construct Oko and Okwe roads. In fact, I have already fixed the Oko 28km road into the NDDC (Niger Delta Development Commission) budget and by this time next year, it would have been done from Asaba to Oko.”

Earlier, APC state Chairman,  Elder Omeni Sobotie said that Okwe was supposed to be part and parcel of Asaba township but because of Okowa’s “wickedness”, the road to the community is in disrepair. He urged the people to support all APC candidates APC in the elections for a change from the bitter pains inflicted on them by Okowa and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, “because the wickedness of the wicked will soon come to an end”.

A former Chairman of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund Chairman, Dr (Mrs) Ngozi Olejeme told the people that Omo-Agege is a dependable ally who would improve the living standards of the people. She said  that as a tested and trusted daughter of the Anioma nation, her choice of Omo-Agege as governor was well thought out, and supported by the people.

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