All is currently not well in Delta State political circle following revelations by top opposition politician who recently defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC), Dr Cairo Ojugboh and Secret Reporters on how Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has been secretly running the state without a budget.
Secret Reporters has gathered on good note that Mr Okowa has been unsettled since the news became public and is making moves to quench the raging fire.
On one of such moves, the governor summoned the leadership of the Assembly to stylishly come to Agbor in the guise of attending the ceremony of his Director of Protocol Sister’s wedding, Mr Ifeanyi Eboigbe.
Our insider sources revealed that the lawmakers all gathered at the official residence of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori to discuss on the budget scandal before entering their official vehicles in twos. Daniel Mayuku entered the official vehicle of the Speaker to Agbor for the clandestine meeting, while the rest went in twos in a convoy of eleven vehicles to the venue. They went after the plenary where the impeached Speaker, Mr Monday Igbuya refused to say the opening prayer when asked to, on the excuse that he wasn’t in a state of grace, narrated our Assembly source.
One of the vehicles sighted going for the meeting bears DTGH 404 green plated number.
At the venue of the wedding, sources reached out to Secret Reporters that Mayuku was nearly carried shoulder high by fellow lawmakers and Okowa’s Commissioners for being able to quickly edit and print out old budget from his computer system to share on facebook, hoping to convince Deltans that he has access to the budget. “Everybody including those corrupt commissioners were just telling Mayuku well-done, you try. Imagine the impunity of Okowa that Mayuku tried to defend”, stated an angry government source. A close look at the ‘budget hurriedly printed by Mayuku shows the first page bearing ‘approved’ while the inside bears ‘proposed’ without the signature of the Speaker under it, thus exposing his bare face lies.
Soon after the wedding, a top government house source confided that Okowa who is still jittery summoned them to Governor’s lodge for midnight meeting, but we are yet to confirm if the meeting actually took place on Wednesday night.
Two days after challenging the State Government to upload the budget, they are still struggling to fill in the blank spaces and send out fake ones to those agitating for it, without plans to upload it on the state website as tradition demands, alleged a high powered source.