The Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa’ s spokesperson, Charles Aniagwu, said in a statement on Thursday that the governor has handed over to the Deputy Governor as leaves office.
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Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday proceeded on a 15-day leave as part of his annual vacation and vested the power of his office on his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro.
The governor formerly wrote to the Speaker of the House of Assembly, intimating the House of his intention and that his deputy ‘will act as Acting Governor during the period.’
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu, in Asaba yesterday, said it was in line with the provisions of Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
“I send warm greetings to the Right Honourabe Speaker and write to intimate the honourable House, that I would be proceeding on 15 days leave, which will form part of my 2017 annual vacation from Monday, June 26 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017, while the remaining part of my annual leave will be enjoyed later in the year,” the letter read.
Aniagwu explained that Section 190 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, allows the deputy governor to perform the duties of my office.
He said the governor was expected to resume work on July 12, 2017.