Okowa accused of marginalising Agbor Kingdom


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

By Carol Utulu

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has accused Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of marginalising the people of Agbor Kingdom in the Ika South Local Government of Delta.

The National Publicity Secretary of APC, Dr Felix Morka said this on Friday in Agbor during the party’s ward-to-ward campaign in the Ika South constituency of the state.

He alleged that Okowa, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was engaging in political vendetta against the people of Agbor and Ika South.

According to Morka, the people of Agbor and Ika South have been plunged into poverty and underdevelopment.

“The people of Agbor and Ika South have never been this marginalised and underdeveloped since the creation of Ika South.

“If not for President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that appointed six sons and daughters of Ika South into various positions, they would have been sent to political oblivion by Okowa,” he said

The APC spokesperson charged the people of Ika South and Ika nation to vote for all APC candidates in next year’s general elections to enjoy the dividends of good governance.

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Also speaking, the APC Governorship candidate in Delta, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege said the Buhari-led government had demonstrated his love for Ika nation by appointing sons and daughters of Ika into various positions.

Omo-Agege, also the deputy president of the Senate, said the only way Ika nation would reward Buhari’s magnanimity was by voting for APC candidates in the forthcoming elections.

Omo-Agege said if voted into office, his administration would address the present marginalisation of Ika South.

He thanked Buhari for reappointing Mr Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

The APC governorship candidate urged the people of Ika nation to express their appreciation to President Buhari through the ballot by voting for the candidates of the APC in the coming elections.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that notable APC chieftains attended the campaign rallies among them, Chief Omeni Sobotie, the state chairman of the APC.

Others were Chief Godsday Orubebe, the Director-General of Delta APC campaign council; Prof. Eugene Okolocha; Chief Paulinus Akpeki; Hon. Doris Uboh; Tuoyo Omatsuli, and Ima Niboro.

The APC Delta deputy governorship candidate, Hon. Friday Osanebi, among others, was also part of the campaign rallies.

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