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Delta State SSG, Commissioner of Information Contract COVID-19

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Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said he would not be distracted by attempts by some highly placed members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to pitch him against his predecessors. Speaking while receiving hundreds of members of opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okowa said all governors who ruled the state since 1999 performed very well. He said that the attempts by some persons in the state to put him on a collision course with past leaders of the state would not work as he was focused on developing Delta according to the mandate freely given to him by people of the state. He remarked that PDP as a political party believed that power belonged to God and that the people reserved the right to make their choice. “We are a party that believes that power belongs to God and that’s why we are rejoicing. “We also believe that power belongs to the people and that the people reserve the right to make their choice. “Sometime ago, I said that power belongs to God and that only God will determine who will succeed me. I wonder why some people are angry about that statement because truly, only God knows who will take over from me. “We are one family in the PDP and those who don’t have our character are angry because we always say the truth and they are trying all means to scatter our PDP family, but they will always fail because we have bonded very well together as a party. “Together as a family, we can continue to make things happen; together as a family we change things in our family by working hard for everyone. “We will not work to put money in one person’s pocket, because a day will come when I will expose those of them that are angry with us,’’ the governor said. According to him, you voted for me to do what is right for the interest of the people and not to put money in somebody’s pocket; that’s not what you voted me for. Okowa added that PDP had worked very well in the state, “beginning from Chief James Ibori’s tenure to Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and myself; we have worked very well and we are still working. “If anyone says he is not seeing what we are doing, it’s either that they are blind or they don’t live in Asaba. “Their attempt to pitch me against my predecessors will not work because I am not quarrelling with them. My predecessors laid the foundation for what we are doing in the state and I am building on the foundations they have laid. “I am building on the foundation that I met. Some people are angry and want to cause quarrel between me and my predecessors but they have failed because no stranger will deceive us in this state.’’ He commended the people for their support over the years, adding that the coming of the defectors from APC would further strengthen the PDP in the state.

Delta State Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Chiedu Ebie and the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was made known by the Delta State Government in a post on its official Twitter page on Sunday.

The state disclosed that both the SSG and the Information Commissioner have been moved to the isolation center.

Delta State also confirmed that 83 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded in the state.

“The Secretary to the State Government of Delta State, Mr. Chiedu Ebie and the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, have tested positive for #COVID19,” the tweet read.

“Both officials exhibited mild symptoms of the virus and consequently subjected themselves to the #COVID19 test.

“They have been moved to an isolation centre, are stable, and responding well to treatment.”

Naija News reports that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported fresh 661 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria.

The NCDC confirmed the new 661 cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria in a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Saturday evening, June 20.

According to the NCDC, of the six hundred and sixty-one new coronavirus cases recorded on Saturday evening, 230 were recorded in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Rivers-127 Delta-83 FCT-60 Oyo-51 Edo-31 Bayelsa-27 Kaduna-25 Plateau-13 Ondo-6 Nasarawa-3 Ekiti-2 Kano-2 Borno-1, northern Nigeria.

The NCDC tweeted: 661 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-230 Rivers-127 Delta-83 FCT-60 Oyo-51 Edo-31 Bayelsa-27 Kaduna-25 Plateau-13 Ondo-6 Nasarawa-3 Ekiti-2 Kano-2 Borno-1 19,808 confirmed 6,718 discharged 506 deaths,” the tweet added.