Panic in Delta Govt House as Okowa Slumps on Teachers’ Day Over Unknown Ailment
LAGOS OCTOBER 11TH (URHOBOTODAY)-There was panic among officials of Delta State government as Delta state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa was alleged to have slumped on World Teachers Day celebration last week.
The incident which has been shrouded in mysterious have reportedly prevented the governor from appearing in any state function since the incident.
Sources disclosed that the alleged fall is unconnected with a strange ailment the governor has been battling ever since he was in the senate.
Okowa’s deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro have been delegated to represent the governor in all state functions since the incident which was kept him from the press.
An impeccable Government House source who did not want to be named confirmed the report, saying it happened last week before the World Teachers Day ceremony.
The governor was billed to attend the ceremony at the Cenotaph but allegedly slumped at his office before he could appear at the ceremony, our source said.
The often reliable source further disclosed that immediately the governor fell, his close aide whisked him away and later informed the deputy to represent the governor at the event.
“I can tell you categorically that since that Wednesday, last week till today, the governor has not attended any public function.
“If you watch well, in all the public functions, it is the deputy that is representing him.
“Even today Monday, the Legal Year event that was held in Asaba, it was the deputy that represented him.
“Some persons who came for courtesy visit in government house, could not see the governor, it was the deputy governor who also represented him.
“Though, we can’t tell why he slumped and the illness he is suffering from.
“Before becoming the state governor, he has been battling with unknown health challenges.
“Even when he was in the senate, he was with this unknown ailment but some persons close to him said what he is suffering from could not be far from some blood related illness.” our source disclosed.
Effort to contact the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah proved abortive as his mobile phone was switched off as at press time.
The Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Okowa, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who expressed some level of shock on how journalists got the information, swiftly debunked the story but could not speak further on it.