The state APC in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Bar Sylvester Imonina said that the excuse given on non-availability of funds to the Government of Delta state, purportedly caused by Coronavirus (covid-19), is bogus and unacceptable to the people.
The statement reads in part: “It is a popular fact that in recent months, the Governor appointed thousands of political aides, largely on political patronage. Painfully, majority of the appointed Special Advisers, Special Assistants and/ or political aides do not add value to the social and economic development of the state.
“Information available to APC and the general public is that the internally generated revenue of Delta state on a monthly basis is in the neighborhood of N13 billion. On the other hand, the unaccounted/unremitted monies collected by friends and cronies of the state Government as political settlement, from business owners in Delta state are in billions of Naira!”
He challenged Okowa to cut down his cost of governance, foisted on Deltans through redundant political aides.