Delta State Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen, yesterday, said the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan augment allocations of the councils’ with over N500 million on monthly basis, insisting that their allocations had not been tempered with by the state government as reported in the media.
Addressing newsmen in Asaba, the chairmen, said “It is therefore, satanic for anybody or group of persons to come up with these false allegations.”Speaking through the chairman of Patani Local Government Transition Committee Chairman, Dr. Chris Ekiyor, they said: “We want to emphasise also that at no time did the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr Newworld Safugha, demand ‘kick backs’ from the council chairmen as reported in the baseless and mischievous publication.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the governor of Delta State does not need the proceeds from Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, fund or any other programme to finance his political ambition. We are not unaware that political gladiators are the sponsors of this campaign of calumny, falsehood and blatant lies capable of causing disaffection between the council chairmen and the governor of Delta State. “