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Egbema Leaders lament about Gov Okowa’s Appointments



Ambassador Aroni Oputu

By Kelly Gilor

The leaders of Egbema Kingdom under the aegis of Egbema Leaders of Thought(ETI) in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to appoint their indigenes in his second tenure as a reward for the loyalty and massive support they give to him during both of his e governorship elections in the state.

Speaking with journalists on behalf of the group, the former member of Delta Water Ways and Land Security, Ambassador Aroni Oputu lamented that the people of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North Local Government have not been given political appointments despite their support and massive votes to deliver Governor Okowa and all the PDP candidates in all elections in the state.

Ambassador Aroni further recalled how the people of Egbema Kingdom risked their lives for the reelection of the State governor in the last governorship elections despite pressure and promises from Leaders of the All Progressive Congress(APC).

“We have always supported and voted for PDP in every election but when it is time for political appointments, the people of Egbema have never been considered. We are therefore pleading with our dear Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to consider us this time, “he said.

While explaining the economic position of the area, Oputu said “ Egbema Kingdom in Warri North local government hosts Dibi oil field, Olero creek oil field, Opu-ekeba flow station operated by Chevron and Opuama flow station operated by NPDC.

“You can see that Egbema Kingdom contribute over fourth percent of the state internal revenue. Despite our contributions to the state revenue and the massive votes to deliver our dear Governor, we the people of Egbema are yet to get any political appointment”.

Continuing, the former member of Delta Water Ways and Land Security said “ Egbema Kingdom have paid their dues, So let our dear Governor consider us and look into our plights.

“We the people of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North local government are using this medium to appeal to our ebullient and listening Governor, His Excellency Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa to appoint Egbema sons and daughters in different political offices in other to give the Egbema Kingdom sense of belongings as partners in progress for Stronger Delta.

“We thank the Governor for appointing Ijaw people in other Local Government Areas in the state and we congratulate all the appointees while waiting for our own”.

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