Ovouzourie Macaulay's Fear Of Power Shift To Delta North: Time For Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan To Come Out Of The Closet.

Source: pointblanknews.com

In the wake of the recent press interview granted to the Nigerian Guardian

Newspapers by the Secretary to the Delta State Government, Mr. Ovouzourie

regarding 2015 Election and the aspirations of Anioma sons and daughters

to the
highest political office in the Delta State (i.e. State governor), Anioma

Assembly (AWA) decided to conduct a painstaking consultation exercise with

stakeholders at home and in diaspora, to gather ideas on how to proceed.

After due
consultation with the aforementioned parties, Anioma World Assembly is

compelled to
state as follows:
The recent press interview granted to The Nigeria Guardian Newspapers by the

Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr. Ovouzourie Macaulay, which was

on Sunday, January 19, 2014, has created a dilemma. Mr Macaulay's

obfuscated the Position of Delta State government. We believe this

requires urgent
clarification from the Delta State Government.
In the Guardian publication, the Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr.

Macaulay, had expressed his lack of knowledge of any Power Shift Pact in

State. According to the report, Mr Macaulay has been turned-off by Delta

aspirants power shift and campaign slogans of Equity and Fairness;

negative campaign
of marginalization that sounds like Anioma are out for a revenge mission

other parts of the state; and Anioma past voting pattern that almost elected

Democratic Peoples Party [DPP] candidate, Great Ogboru, from Delta Central

as Delta
Governor in 2011.
According to Ovouzourie Macaulay, the above are the reasons why people

like him will
not support Anioma person for Delta Governor in 2015.

Ordinarily, we at Anioma World Assembly do not join issues with free

citizens who
exercise their right to freedom of expression on important state matters.

freedom is one inalienable right that constitutional democracy bestows her

as its dividend. We uphold and encourage the right to freedom of speech and

expression of opinions as tenet of democracies.
However, when such expression of opinion emanates from an individual who

occupies a
sensitive position in government, there is the danger that personal

opinion may be
misconstrued to be the official position of the government that he or she

represents. This unfortunate but recurring dilemma requires clarifications

from the
government itself.
Anioma World Assembly does not begrudge Ovouzorie Macaulay the fancy and

of his Office, and does not question his freedom of expression. However,

when State
Agents make public comments on important matters on which the position of

the state
they represent is uncertain, ordinary folks may misconstrue their

position for the
states' position.
Since the publication of the Guardian interview, ordinary folks from the

senatorial districts of Delta State have inundated our local and

offices with telephone calls asking to know whether the Secretary to Delta

Government was stating the position on Delta State Chief Executives or his

opinions when he stated “I am afraid people like us will not support an

person for the governor, as we are scared”.
In Delta State, the three highest executive Offices are the Office of the

Governor, the Office of the Deputy Governor, and the Office of the

Secretary to the
State Government. Could Ovouzourie Macaulay be speaking for the trio?

Anioma World Assembly believes that it was high time Governor Emmanuel Eweta

Uduaghan come out of the closet and quit playing the Ostrich. It was high

time he
thread the honorable path and speak up on his position on Power Shift in

Delta State
like his colleagues in the South- South and South-East States have done.

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to

fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in

miseries”. …Williams Shakespeare.
Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] has presented its

Timetable for the
2015 Elections, and Delta State is waiting for Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan to

his position on Power Shift. There is no better time to speak than now.

Dr. Charles Oseji
Chairman, Anioma World Assembly,
Echiemeze Chizekene Ofili
Secretary General, Anioma World Assembly
Echiemeze Chizekene Ofili
Phone: 1-786-314-0798
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