By Konyinsola Dawodu
A media aide in the Delta State government, Atare Awin, has been sacked for publicly supporting Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP.
Awin’s dismissal was announced on Tuesday in a letter from Anthony Onoriode Ofoni, Commissioner in charge of the Directorate of Project Monitoring and Audit, Delta State.
Recall that the supporters of Obi on October 1, the Independence day anniversary, marched in solidarity support, shaking major cities in the country, including Delta State.
Awin had served as Ofoni’s Media Technical Aide.
The letter read: “I wish to inform you of your disengagement as Special Assistant Technical Aide to my office as the Delta State Commissioner for Project Monitoring/Audit.
“This decision became necessary owing to your well-publicized opinions on the policies and programs of the Delta State Government and PDP at large, which are in contradiction to what the State Government had achieved in the last 7 years.
“As a Commissioner and member of the State Executive Council, I wish to distance myself from the opinions you expressed on your platforms, as it does not represent my stand on the performance of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa’s administration which has been well credited for the overall transformation in the State by way of giant strides in infrastructure, social development, job creation, wealth creation and the overall development across the State.
“This disengagement is with immediate effect. I, therefore, wish you well in your future political endeavours”, it said.