Oil Revenue: Ask Gov. Okowa About Your N250b, Oshiomhole Tells Delta People
Former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole, has told Deltans to ask the state governor and vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Ifeanyi Okowa, for their share of the N250 billion that accrued to the state from the 13 per cent derivation to oil-rich states.
It could be noted that the 13 percent derivation fund comes from the revenue to oil-rich communities through the state governments as enshrined in section 162, sub-section 2 of the Nigerian constitution.
Meanwhile, Oshiomhole has tasked Deltans to ask their governor, Okowa, for their share of the N250 billion that accrued to the state from the 13 per cent derivation to oil-rich states.
Speaking over the weekend at the state All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship and presidential campaign rally, at the Warri township stadium, the former national chairman of the party charged Deltans to ask Governor Okowa where their share of the money was.
“Go and ask Okowa, where is our N250 billion, Edo state got N100 billion, where is our N250 billion from the 13 per cent oil derivation? You didn’t tell us the federal government gave you such money, now where is the money? Did you use it for your vice-presidential election race? This is the question you indigenes of Delta state should be asking your governor, Ifeanyi Okowa now,” Oshiomhole said.
Also speaking, the APC state governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections and deputy senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, assured that when elected as governor, he would work with Bola Tinubu, who is vying to become the President to ensure that Warri port is functional and that the school of maritime academy in Okorenkoko in the state starts working.
Omo-Agege told the APC presidential candidate, Tinubu that the people of Delta state are Christians who are not treacherous.