Delta government fires back at Bola Tinubu, Omo-Agege

Senator Remi Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and Delta APC governorship candidate, Ovie Omo- Agege at the launch of the party’s campaign in Warri

Senator Remi Tinubu, APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and Delta APC governorship candidate, Ovie Omo- Agege at the launch of the party's campaign in Warri

Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has reacted to the allegation made by APC’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and the state’s APC governorship candidate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege.

The duo had alleged that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration could not account for monies received over the years.

However, Aniagwu at a press briefing on Monday in Asaba said the statements by Tinubu and Omo-Agege were false.

According to him, Governor Okowa has constructed over 883 road projects, spanning 1,932km across the state in the past seven years.

He maintained that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa’s led administration also constructed over 1,000 line drainages and storm drainages in Asaba and Warri since inception.

The commissioner said; “Starting from the creeks, where Tinubu and Omo-Agege claimed nothing was being done and we won’t blame them because they are not aware of happenings in the state.

“We have done internal roads in Burutu, Okerenkoko, Benikrukru, 20.4 Km Obotobo 1 and 2, Yokri, Sokebolou roads, Ogulaha – Youbebe Road, Isama, Kpakiama, Ogbebene, Oviri-Olomu-Egodor and Kombowei Road in Patani among others.

“In the urban areas the Ughelli-Asaba road, Okpanam Bye-pass, Cable road, Okpanam Road, Mariam Babangida, Direct Labour Road (DLA) as well as Orogun township roads where Omo-Agege hails from.

“Beyond Road construction we have embarked on the construction of 22 bridges with 7 completed among which are the Ovwor – Effurun-Otor Otor Bridge, Oha-Orerokpe Road Agbarho-Orherhe Road and Bridge.

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“Others are Kwale-Beneku ongoing, Trans Warri Road and bridges, Koka Interchange and Flyover and the Ayakoromo bridge among others.”

On job creation in the state, Aniagwu said the state government under its youth empowerment programmes had empowered 13,510 youths with 222,000 persons benefiting directly and over 1.3 million people benefiting indirectly.

Aniagwu also listed other landmark projects of the Gov. Okowa-led administration including the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba; Ozoro University Stadium, the ultra-modern State Secretariat, Traditional Rulers Secretariat, Ogheye Floating Market, among others.

On successes recorded in the health sector, Aniagwu, who doubles as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Spokesman, said over 1.1 million people and residents of Delta had been enrolled into the state’s Contributory Health Commission.

He said that the Asaba Specialist Hospital, Advanced Diagnostic Centre and Mother and Child Hospital in Owa-Alero and Ekpan were some of the achievements of the state government in the health sector.

He said that Okowa’s administration also recorded impressive performances in the revamping of six existing technical Colleges and the construction of additional nine new technical colleges.

The state government also established 45 new Secondary and 17 new primary schools across the state this culminated to the construction of 8,617 classroom blocks and the establishment of the Teachers’ Professional Development Centre, Owa-Oyibu.

He, however, urged the opposition party to stay on the issues and focus on what they wanted to offer the people instead.

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