Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Tuesday swore-in 5 commissioners and sacked a sitting Commissioner for Increased Schooling, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare.
Muoboghare has been answerable for the ministry since 2019, supervising amongst different issues, the institution of three new state universities at Agbor, Ozoro and Anwai.
Prof. Muoboghare had not resigned earlier than the swearing-in of the brand new commissioners because the governor aimed to reconstitute his cupboard following the resignation of some members to pursue political ambitions.
However Okowa who instantly assigned portfolios to the brand new appointees named Dr. Kingsley Ashibuogwu as the brand new Commissioner for Increased Schooling to the chagrin of the viewers on the capability crammed Unity Corridor, Authorities Home, Asaba.
Others who had been sworn-in alongside Ashibuogwu embody Darlington Ijeh, Commissioner for Human and Neighborhood Growth; Godfery Enitan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Pure Assets; Anthony Ofoni, Commissioner for Challenge Monitoring and Audit; and Mrs. Nkechi Chukwurah, Commissioner for Woman Little one Entrepreneurship and Growth.
Contacted on the cellphone, Muoboghare merely chuckle it off, saying it was the “finish of tenure.”
However investigation revealed that Okowa might need axed him for allegedly fraternising with Mr. David Edevbie within the race for the 2023 governorship election.
Sources hinted that Muoboghare will not be on the identical web page with Okowa on the selection of Mr. Sheriff Oborevwori because the governorship candidate of the Individuals’s Democratic Get together (PDP) in 2023.
It was additional learnt that the governor has been gathering info on the actions of his commissioners because the 2023 governorship election is worried to establish which of the aspirant they had been supporting.
Based on the supply, the governor has enough proof in opposition to Muoboghare.
He was alleged to be secretly within the camp of Edevbie who just lately secured an Abuja Excessive Court docket judgement disqualifying Oborevwori as candidate of the PDP following discrepancies in his certificates.
Edevbie who got here second behind Oborevwori within the Might 25 governorship main, was subsequently declared candidate of the occasion by the courtroom.