There are palpable tension in some ministries as a Civil society group, Centre for the Vulnerable and the under Privileged, CENTREP vowed to drag Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa, Speaker Delta state House of Assembly, Mr. Sheriff Oborevwerhi and the clerk of the House, Lyna Ocholor to court over financial irregularities committed by the goveenor’s appointees and the Assembly clerk as captured in the 2019 Auditor-General’s report.
CENTREP in a press statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq, at the weekend said the irregularities are contained annexure 111 in the Delta State Auditor General’s Annual Report released on December 31, 2020, posited the group is currently studying the Auditor-General’s report, hinted that they would drag the governor and the State House of Assembly leadership to court soon.
“We presently studying the situation with a view to dragging the Delta State Government and the Delta State House of Assembly to Court so as to identify the culprits for prosecution” adding that “We must make our leaders accountable to the people.”
The group also noted that Okowa should set-up an independent Panel to investigate the queries raised by the State Auditor-General, stressed that if the governor’s refusal would amount to dragging the state government to court.