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“Tell us what you have done for Burutu people”, Okowa challenges critic



Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has challenged a critic who demanded the accountability of the State’s revenue  to explain “what  he used his position to do for the people of Burutu.”

Okowa gave the challenge today (30/6/19), at Asaba, during the swearing-in ceremony of Sir FidelisTilije, Mr. Lawrence Ejiofor, Barry Pere Gbe, Julius Egbedi, Mr Churchill Amagada, Mr Arthur Akpowowo, Hon. Martin Okonta, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Comrade Ifeanyi Egwunyanga, Dr Mordi Ononye, Mr Ovie Oghoore, Prince Emmanuel Amgbabuba, Mrs Gbubemi Ikolo, Mr Matthew Tsekiri, Hon. Christian Onogba, Mr Omamofe Pirah, and Chief Henry Sakpra as members of the State Executive Council.

The governor who was reacting to a statement credited to a prominent politician who used the media to castigate his administration for not granting his (the politician’s) request to nominate a Commissioner, stated that political leaders are expected to “show some level of decorum in whatever they say or do;

“because, I am not the kind of man that want to be dragged into arguments with our leaders because I have a lot of respect for them, but when some leaders go off course sometimes, it is important to put things in the right perspective.

“It is truly unfortunate that one of our leaders has been insulting the office of the governor on the pages of newspapers and on social media;

“it is very unfortunate that this type of situation took place and I wish that the criticism was based on real facts, but, I do not think that the criticism was on a mistake on my part, because, the fact that a leader makes a request to appoint a commissioner and it is turned down is not enough for such a leader to go to the newspaper or social media to criticize the government of Delta state;

“more so, when such a leader by all standards and from all available information in the state cannot be said to have contributed enough to say the kind of things that he has said on the newspapers,”

Continuing, the governor said “only yesterday, my attention was drawn to the fact that he has asked the government to account for the monies we have received in the last four years and I think that Deltans appreciate the much we have done within the limits of the resources we have and I am aware that in Burutu local government alone a lot has been done and will still be done;

“just a few weeks ago the Vice President of this nation was in Burutu to commission the Obotobo 1 and Obotobo 2 to Sekebolo to Yokri road which is a 20.76km road for which our people were happy;

“only last year we commissioned the Burutu township roads and I know that the people in Burutu town and the local government area are very happy with the jobs; and I am aware that the road moving from Tuomo to Torugbene is on-going as I speak”.

“I am aware that we are continuing the bridge in Ayakromo and so many other projects that we are undertaking; so, when such a person from that local government is asking us to give account, I will say that I will want to start to give the account from his local government area and I urge him to tell us what he used his position to do for the people of Burutu.”

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