$10m Scandal: I Don’t Believed In Mistress, Says Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa
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By Ochei Matthew, Asaba
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has cleared the air on the issue of $10 million allegedly given to a popular actress Geogina Onugha, saying that the “story is not true and can never be true”
. Okowa, who made the assertion during a media interaction with journalists on Tuesday in Asaba said he has given his life to Christ several year ego and cannot accommodate anything like mistress.
According to him, “I gave my life to Jesus Christ several years and I know who I am. My party PDP has made an official statement on that issue and I would not join issues on that matter.
“I don’t believe in having mistresses that is the type of person I am, not when I have given my life to God. If Jesus Christ could be accused, who I am? Okowa asked.
On the issue of joining former Governor James Ibori to APC, Okowa said his not aware if Ibori was joining APC, saying if anything should be preoccupied his (Ibori’s) mind now, it should be how to reunite and bond with his family, and not party matters.
Governor Okowa also said that efforts were being intensify to reunite the South-South governor’s meeting (BRACED Commission) for the common good of the region.
He noted that two times the meetings were held in Abuja some governors were absent due to flight delays and others issues, promising that the commission would hold meeting soon.
On his relationship with Edo state governor, Okowa said that there was no love lost between himself and the governor of Edo state. “we have a cordial relationship”, he stressed.
Okowa stated that 13% derivation was not such a huge sum of money considering the terrain of Delta state, he disclosed that Ayakoromo road of 15km was estimated to cost N34 billion, which could construct over 200 km road in other part of the country.
The governor said 80% of pipeline bombing by militants was in Delta state which adversely affected the federal allocation coming to the state, making it slide from number one position to number four, adding that the state was losing 250,000 barrels to vandals daily.
He lamented over high wages confronting the state, noting that over 7 billion was the state wage bills. “Delta have the highest wage bill in Nigeria and it is affecting us,” he stated.

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