CORRUPTED BY POWER: OKOWA’S PROTOCOL DIRECTOR EBOIGBE PREVENTS DESOPADEC BOARD MEMBER OVIDJE AND COMMISSIONER IYASERE FROM SEEING GOVERNOR AS RESIGNATION LOOMS

Secret Reporters

Unless there is change of guard or attitude in Delta State Government House, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa should be counting just first term in office revealed insider sources within the government and bitter with it.

Secret Reporters authoritatively gathered that seeing the governor is now likened to the biblical needle passing through the eyes of a camel, as everyone who wants to see the governor but unable to access the liberal Principal Secretary, Hilary Ibegbulem to make way is never allowed access by the Director of Protocol, Mr Ifeanyi Eboigbe.

A source in government house revealed to this medium that the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr (Mrs) Mary Iyasere in company of  one of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPSDEC), POC Ovidje were prevented from having access to the governor by Eboigbe who told them plainly that “you cannot see the governor’, without any tangible reason last month.

“If you want to see H.E and Hilary is not in the office to make you see him, your name is sorry, as those protocol guys will never give you pass”, a source stated.

The development angered Ovidje who went away with his head bowed and swore never to come near government house again to see the governor, except he invites the board for meetings. So bitter he was and still is that he’s considering embarrassing the governor by resigning from the near moribund commission, a reliable source squealed.

Apart from Ovidje, most appointees of Urhobo extraction are considering leaving the government to face their private businesses, as Okowa is stated to have put governance and resources only in the hands of few persons while starving the rest.

When contacted, a senior appointee who craved anonymity confirmed the grumbling within the government and the imminent mass resignation if the governor does not act fast.

“Is it not your boss that just gave the government a break despite the money he was making? So why should people like us who are starving sink with him when he does not approve our memos”, lamented the aide.

Efforts to contact Eboigbe on this development proved abortive as he never picked his calls nor returned them back.

HOUSE OF COMMOTION: GOV. YAHAYA BELLO TO REPLACE SEN. AIDOKO WITH POWERFUL CHIEF OF STAFF, ONOJA

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The political battle for 2019 has kicked off in Kogi State with Governor Yahaya Bello already putting structures in place to dislodge those disloyal to him and create his own dynasty.

Bello we gathered has ordered his Chief of Staff, Edward Onoja who is seen as the De Facto governor, to throw his hat in the ring and test his popularity. One of those to be kicked out by the governor is Senator Ali Attai Aidoko, to be replaced by Onoja. According to our sources, Bello is uncomfortable with the Senator for detesting him and not pledging his loyalty to his failing government.

Other persons who will make up the dynasty include Hon. Ahmed Mohammed representing Ankpa 1 in the State House of Assembly who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) sometimes ago on a prearranged move between him and the governor to be given the House of Representatives ticket which is presently been held by Hon Hassan Omale from Ajobe.

Ahmed is a close ally to Onoja who he has been using to cause disharmony in the legislature alleged a source. During the lawmaker’s one year anniversary, Onoja was present where he told the constituents to consider him for a higher position than the House of Assembly.

Unknown to Ahmed, the governor has also promised one Hon. Halims, a former House of Assembly member the same ticket to the House of Representatives.

 

BROAD DAY FRAUD: ALCOHOL LOVING GOV. OBIANO SET TO DUPE OTHER GUBER CANDIDATES OF FUNDS TO FOOT HIS NOVEMBER ELECTION

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As the race for the November governorship race gets closer, the State Governor, Mr Willie Obiano has perfected plans to wreck other candidates financially, while ripping them financially to his benefit.

One of the strategies put in place by him is imposing bills on aspirants who want to make use of billboards situated in the state.

This revelation was made by one of the aspirants Osita Chidoka of United Peoples Party (UPP). According to him “under the draconian tariff, candidates are required to pay N5 million per view side of Unipoles; N5 millon per view side of gantries and bridge panels; and N10 million for LEDs. The state is also charging the candidates N5 million for posters per senatorial zone, N2 million per Federal Constituency and N500, 000 per Local Government. Our state has three senatorial zone, 11 federal constituencies and 21 Local Government Areas.

If my campaign were to erect 3 Unipoles billboards per Local government, the 21 Local Governments in the state will cost us N315 Million in fees to the Anambra State Government. We cannot afford this outrageous cost whose purpose can only be to exclude law-abiding candidates.

More so when the Governor’s Party had seized private Billboards throughout the state for their ongoing campaign without paying the owners of the Billbords not to talk of paying the exorbitant state fees”