Foreign Trip: Gov. Okowa Not Sick, Says Aide


Contrary to some unfounded rumour being spread across social media platforms that the Governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa who is currently on a short vacation outside the country has jetted out to seek emergency medical treatment abroad, one of the Governor’s aide has debunked the rumour.

In a statement signed by the Executive Assistant to the Governor, Barr. Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, he said that the Governor only went for a short vacation after a hectic period of hard work during which he inspected and commissioned several infrastructural development projects across the state, adding that he was in excellent health condition.  He blamed the opposition party for the false alarm that the governor jetted out of the country to seek emergency medical treatment for abdominal pains.   

Said he: “The good people of Delta State and the general public should discard the evil rumours widely circulated via the social media sponsored by some frustrated leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Our governor remains smart and cool. Be rest assured that he will not be sick now or in the future because of the finger of God upon his life and family.

 “It is very unfortunate that while Gov. Okowa and the entire members of PDP in Delta State are praying fervently for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who is currently on medical treatment in London, some uncultured and heartless inexperienced political leaders within the major opposition party, the APC in the state are crafting evil and projecting sickness on a kind hearted and patriotic Nigerian in the person of Okowa.

 “Gov Okowa is hidden under the solid rock of Jesus Christ and no sickness projected or invoked towards him and his blessed family shall prosper. Deltans are known to be their brothers’ keepers but the crop of leaders and party faithfuls in APC Delta have shown that they are desperate to rule even if it meant killing their fellow Deltans to take over power. It is sad and shameful.”

 Oghenesivbe further stated that the governor enjoys both constitutional and divine immunity, adding that he will continue to attract the support of the good people of Delta State and by extension, the Nigeria people.

 “Let me make it abundantly clear once again that Gov Okowa enjoys both constitutional and divine Holy Ghost immunity, and as such, the smart governor will continue to attract the huge support of the happy, kind, God fearing and good people of Delta State and Nigeria by positive extension.”

 He also faulted what he regarded as a mischievous publication by an online media, the ADVOCATE, which linked the Governor’s 2019 re-election project to the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, describing the report and the medium as being sponsored by agents of the drowning opposition party and their politically inexperienced state leaders.

 “It is a fact that Gov. Okowa and Ibe Kachukwu are both illustrious sons of Delta and Anioma Nation and the duo’s super friendship spans several years devoid of political affiliation and partisan politics”, he said.

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