There was pandemonium at the office of the DeltaState Deputy Governor, Kingsley Otuaro over allegation by some of staffs of the deputy governor that they have been continually short changed by some Aides of the Delta State Deputy Governor without his knowledge.
The magazine gathered that some members of the deputy governor who is presently the Acting Governor of Delta State Convoy team threw blows in a free for all public fight over the five hundred thousand naira (#500,000) given to the full convoy team by the Ondo State Commissioner for Lands & Survey in Akure, during an amnesty program on Thursday, 9th November, 2017, held in Ondo State.
The alleged sum of money was handed over to the ADC to the acting Governor, Sergeant Ade by the Commissioner for the team, but the sharing formula and shortchanging of some persons led to the free for all fights, while the Protocol and Press unit teams were not considered while sharing the money. Even some political appointees who insisted on being part of the largesse were not left out in the fight.
Our source disclosed that, the Protocol Unit that is usually known for shortchanging other units especially the Press, Security and Bomb Units was a victim of the ADC, Sergeant Ade high handedness. This may have orchestrated the whole saga.
The magazine was informed that this was not the first time that the aides of the Delta State Deputy governor, will be shortchanging other unit and departments of the deputy governor who are alleged to be smaller and do not wiled so much power and influence, especially the press and bomb units who have been a major victim of this man alleged inhumanity to man by the other units.
It was rumoured that even the Deputy Chief of Staff to the deputy governor, Steve Eruoto, in one of the presentation of staff of Office assignment, in Umukwata in Ukwuani collected the sum of #120,000 from the Personal Assistant to King of Umukwata, meant for the press claiming that, he will give the money to them as he was the ‘Oga’ in charge of the team, but till the time of filling this report, nothing has been heard about the money.
He was said to have enormous power and influence that no member of the team dare ask him because of fear of being dealt with. Even monies meant for other journalist who covered the event was allegedly collected by the deputy governor aides.
The magazine was reliably informed by a source that Protocol unit is full of chronic liars that goes about using the name of the Deputy governor to obtain any visitors or proposed ones seeking for government attention or favours.
Our source also disclosed, that, at the recent presentation of staff of office in Patani, money meant for both Protocol and press was collected by aides of the Deputy governor from the Council Chairperson, Hon. Abeki. It was revealed that these aides in collaboration with the Deputy Chief of Staff has continued to pocket money of appreciation meant for the team, even that of the Deputy governor himself is also collected without his knowledge. They used his names to dupe anyone who passes through them to see the number two man of the State.
Sources also alleged that the top ranking ones close to the deputy governor has continually undermine the simplicity, generous and fatherly nature of the Delta State deputy governor to wreck-havoc on other units, who do not have more power and influence.
“They will approach Oga on behalf of other units, and when the money is released, it will never get to the hands of the smaller units”, one of the sources alleged.
Our source revealed that a complete showdown is eminent in the deputy governor’s team as some aides who felt being sidelined and shortchanged in the scheme of this cabal sharing of money, vowed to expose this wicked act to the deputy governor.
The source also disclosed that one of the security personnels attached to the deputy governor once threatened to shoot some members of the Aides especially the protocols.