2023: Delta Commissioner fires aide for supporting Peter Obi

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Delta State Commissioner of the Directorate of Project Monitoring and Audit, Anthony Onoriode Ofoni, has sacked his  media technical aide, Atare Awin for allegedly supporting the presidential bid of Peter Obi, candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 elections.

In a letter personally signed by Ofoni on Tuesday, the commissioner stated that the former Peoples Democratic Party councillorship aspirant was fired for sharing counter opinions about Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration.

The letter read, “I wish to inform you, of your disengagement as Special Assistant Technical Aide to my office as the Delta State Commissioner for Project Monitoring/Audit.

“This decision became necessary owing to your well-publicized opinions on the policies and programs of the Delta State Government and PDP at large, which are in contradiction to what the State Government had achieved in the last 7 years.

“As a Commissioner and member of the State Executive Council, I wish to distance myself from the opinions you expressed on your platforms, as it does not represent my stand on the performance of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa administration which has been well credited for the overall transformation in the State by way of giant strides in infrastructure, social development, job creation, wealth creation and the overall development across the state.

“This disengagement is with immediate effect. I, therefore, wish you well in your future political endeavour.”

A check on Awin’s Facebook page, shows that she has been promoting the candidacy of Mr Obi.

“Most of the ‘obedients’ are PDP and APC people who are tired of bad government. Does that mean they don’t have a voter’s card?” Awin had posted on Facebook.

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