Borrow money again and I take you to court, Buikeme warns Okowa
By Freeman Agba
Chief Afro Biukeme, political activist and former governorship candidate has threatened to drag Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State to court if he makes further attempt to borrow money.
Chief Biukeme said he had no choice than ask his lawyers to do so because according to him, Governor Okowa has not been able to account for over 50 Billion Naira borrowed so far.
Moreover, it is expedient to stop him from further borrowing so as not to allow the state to crash, apart from the federal allocations of 13% if Okowa makes any attempt to borrow money again without giving account of what he has borrowed before; I will ask my lawyers to sue him and Delta State House of Assembly to stop him from borrowing any money from any bank, my lawyers are on standby.”
Chief Biukeme said that as a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member he must tell the truth that Governor Okowa is not doing well. He continued by saying that nobody understands Okowa’s government that after 5 months in office despite Federal Government Allocation 13% Derivation and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) “no road, bad roads everywhere in Warri and yet he collected N5 Billion for Asaba Airport upgrade and it is being rumoured that he used the fund for political matters. I challenge him to give account of the over N50 billion he has so far collected.”
Chief Biukeme accused Governor Okowa of being tribal sentiment saying that the State Executive Council recently approved streetlights in Ika North East LGA “ in a government that cannot make workers and teachers comfortable, you are talking about streetlight in your LGA at about N800 Million for what? When Warri, the economic hub of Delta State is in darkness? What are they producing or contributing to the economy of the state? We can’t tolerate it.” Buikeme fumed.
The Ijaw born politician accused the Delta State House of Assembly of traveling to United Kingdom and United States of America (USA) to enjoy while Deltans who voted for them are suffering.
He also accused Governor Okowa of not giving the Delta State oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) its money since he came into office and cautioned that very soon a deadline shall be set for Okowa to account for every kobo he has collected on behalf of Delta State. he collects on behalf of Delta State.