Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa has appointed his daughter as an aide in the state government and he has no apologies for his action.
Okowa, who spoke at a media quarterly briefing in Asaba, the State capital on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, said his daughter was eminently qualified for the position.
He also rejected claims that he appointed two of his daughters and noted the child of his, he appointed for girl child education in the state is very qualified for the position.
“It is not true that I have two of my daughters appointed. I have only one appointed and she is rightfully qualified,” Okowa said.
“I do not have any daughter in social media. The one appointed for girl child education is rightfully qualified.
“I do not have any apologies for that because I know the quality of daughter that I have.”
Okowa also said the choice of who becomes the next governor of Delta State in 2023 will be determined by God.
“I am not God. I don’t make a Governor. Nobody makes a governor. It is only God that can make one.
“The important thing is we want to ensure there is unity and equity and we will continue to work towards achieving a situation that keeps us United as Deltans realising that working together makes us stronger as a people,” he said.
He said the PDP will continue to work towards achieving a situation that keeps the people United, realizing that working together makes the party stronger.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa suspended his Special Assistant on Special Duties, Ovie Ossai, without salary for two months, because of a Facebook post he made about a grant of N3.5 billion given to his wife, Mrs. Edith Okowa.