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Gov Okowa’s commissioner fires aide for supporting Peter Obi

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Atare Awin

Onoriode Ofoni, the commissioner in charge of the Directorate of Project Monitoring and Audit in Delta State, has fired his media aide, Atare Awin for publicly supporting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Awin was sacked in a letter from Anthony Onoriode Ofoni which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

Ofoni in the letter said Atare’s dismissal was necessary following her opinion which appeared to be in sharp contrast to the policies of the state government.

Awin had served as Ofoni’s Media Technical Aide.

While announcing her sack, Ofoni said, “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 endeavours”.



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