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2023: Aniagwu dismisses reports of Ibori walk out on Okowa

Nationwide Politics
….confirmed the resignation of nine Commissioners, top govt officials Delta State government has dismissed online reports on former Governor James Ibori walking out on the meeting, saying that it was false and an unprofessional report..
This was disclosed by he state commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Anoagwu, who briefing journalist’s on the outcome of the recent meeting of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic  Party, PDP, in Asaba.
Mr. Aniagwu said, “Chief Ibori duly addressed the meeting and commended the governor and the party, subscribing to the fact that its important for everybody to maintain the existing peace.
“And because he had a flight to catch, he took permission from the governor to travel. He left having secured the permission of the governor and it is very uncharitable and unprofessional for anybody to say that he stormed out of the meeting.”
The Commissioner also officially confirmed the resignation of nine Commissioners and other top government officials ahead of the 2023 general election.
Aniagwu said the officials resigned to run for various offices in the forthcoming general election, adding that their resignation was in compliance with Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022.
He said: “The electioneering process have began with the release of the timetable by INEC and with the operationalization of the Electoral Act, 2022 and this call for a whole lot of engagements.
“For us as a state, we are very much determined to observe and indeed work according to the tenets of the Electoral Act.
“More specifically, we are very much determined to give effect to Section 84(12) which provides that those who are appointees of government who intend to take part in the electioneering process starting from the party primaries will have to give way by resigning their appointments.
“On account of that, a number of members of the State Executive Council who want to pursue their political careers through some elective positions have also put in their resignations.
“I can confirm to you that no fewer than nine of the Commissioners would be taking part in the 2023 general elections and that means that nine of them will no longer be part of our meetings as members of the state executive council.
“There other persons who have put in their resignations because they are statutory delegates and that is to tell you the extent to which we are giving effect to the provision of that law”, he said.

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