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Isoko Youths Rise Against Okowa Over ‘Illegal’ Arrest Of Their Leader Who Led Protest Over State Of Roads In Delta

Isoko Youths Rise Against Okowa Over ‘Illegal’ Arrest Of Their Leader Who Led Protest Over State Of Roads In Delta

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
    Hundreds of Isoko youths on Thursday took to the streets, protesting against Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the alleged illegal arrest of the President of Isoko National Youths Assembly, (INYA), Comrade Ovie Umuakpo who led protest over deplorable state of roads in the state last year December. BigPen Online gathered that Umuakpo was arrested on Wednesday by police detectives from Asaba, following a petition written against him by one Samuel Askia, son of the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, DESOPEDEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh over the last year December protest by the youth group of which Ogieh name was mentioned in one of placard bore by the protesters. But the youths group who perceived 'political undertone' over the arrest, are accusing Governor Okowa as bra...
Delta Governor Disowns Aide Over Comment Disparaging Isoko Nation…Says Commissioner for Information, CPS Are Only Authorised Appointees To Speak

Delta Governor Disowns Aide Over Comment Disparaging Isoko Nation…Says Commissioner for Information, CPS Are Only Authorised Appointees To Speak

NEWS
The Delta State Government has disowned one of the Governor's aide who made 'official statement' reportedly insulting the people of Isoko nation, saying that only the Commissioner for Information and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor has authority to issue statement on behalf of the government. BigPen Online recalls that reports had quoted the Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on DESOPADEC Matters, Mr. Prosper Edo who described Isoko people who protested last week over the condition of Isoko-kwale-Asaba road as “uninformed miscreants”. Reports had credited the story to the governor, whom it said called Isoko people as bunch of “miscreants” for embarking on the protest in which they reeled out several vex issues. The governor aide while reacting to the protest