A file photo of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Photo: [email protected]
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Speaking in Asaba on Friday, CUPP spokesman in Delta, Prince Henry Eze, said the state governor has worked in the interest of the people in dissolving his cabinet.
He noted that the Okowa administration has embarked on infrastructural and human capital development within six years, adding that the governor also granted the state judiciary full financial autonomy.
The group’s spokesman urged the governor to continue to run an all-inclusive governance by avoiding any form of distractions by some people who may be unhappy with the recent developments.
He said, “We are already in critical times which demands absolute loyalty, commitment to the state’s SMART agenda.”
The move comes four days after Okowa sacked the State Executive Council, directing all commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in various ministries.
The dissolution of the executive may not be unconnected to the 2023 governorship race that is currently causing ripples in the state.
Speaking on Tuesday after the State Executive Council meeting presided by the governor, the immediate past Commissioner, Mr Charles Aniagwu, said that the governor had dissolved the exco.
He said, “Today, Governor Okowa dissolved the State Executive Council and directed all the Commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries.
“Also, all SSAs have been directed to hand over to the next senior officials in their various offices. The dissolution of the EXCO today has nothing to do with the 2023 election.
“Okowa believes that there are other Deltans who can also make useful contributors to ensure nothing stops his stronger Delta agenda.”