Delta governor allegedly collapses at the government house
– Delta state governor reportedly slumped over at his office last week
– While some sources confirmed the development, the spokesman of Okowa denied the incident
Sahara Reporters has obtained the information that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, allegedly collapsed at the government house on October 5, Wednesday.
A government house source, who asked not to be named, said that the governor was set to attend the World Teachers Day celebration at the cenotaph last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, after all arrangements were put in place, Okowa reportedly collapsed at his office preventing his attendance.
The source further revealed that immediately the governor was whisked away from the office to an unknown place for medical treatment and his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, was asked to represent him at the event.
“I can tell you categorically that since that Wednesday till today the governor has not attended any public function. If you watch well, all the public functions, it’s the deputy that is representing him. Though, we can’t tell why he slumped and the illness he is suffering from,” the source said.
“Before becoming the state governor, he has been battling with unknown health challenges. Even when he was in the senate, he was with this unknown illness but some people close to him said what he is suffering from could not be far from some blood related illness.”
Patrick Ukah, state commissioner for information, didn’t answer to calls, while the chief press secretary to governor, Charles Aniagwu swiftly denied the story claiming it was not true.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who in June embarked on a 10-day medical trip to London,
will reportedly visit Germany on October 12 for another check-up.
Meanwhile, it’s unclear whether Buhari has any kind of a medical problem or it’s an ordinary medical checkup.
The presidency is yet to formally announce the upcoming visit.