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DELTA 2023: Don’t Distract My Governor, Onuesoke Tells Politicians

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Politicians from Delta south and central senatorial districts have been cautioned not to heat up the polity nor divert the attention of the incumbent governor and winner of the just concluded governorship election in the state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, from his prosperity agenda for Deltans.

The Special Project Director to the governor, Onuesoke Sunny, who spoke with journalists at his project site in Warri, said it was too premature to bring to the political arena who or which tribe takes over from Okowa in 2023, stressing further that issues that would disturb the state governor from performing than what he did in his first four years shouldn’t be brought to the table.

According to him, “I am against zoning; I am against the issue of federal character because it brings mediocrity. I don’t support federal character because what is generating this conflict today is the federal character mentality”.

Onuesoke, who is from Delta central said “the idea of bringing up Urhobo, Ijaw, Isoko; is rubbish. It is a retrogressive ideology. The governor has good four years and that is 48 months and that is a hell of time for the governor to do things”, saying the call for an Ijaw or Urhobo governor was untimely.

“I just want to make it as a sound caution and warning to politicians from Delta central and south to beware of such advocacy because it is undue, retrogressive, and diversionary. It’s going to disturb the able governor from doing his performances”.

Speaking further, he revealed that he worked and would continue to work for the governor not because he (Okowa), is from Delta north but based on performance indices, “I did not and I will not work for Okowa because he is from Delta north. I am working for Okowa as his aide because I know the qualities in him and I know what he can do”.

In his words: “If Okowa performs than he has just done in the past four years now and if there is an opportunity for Okowa to do that again, I will be among the first to advocate to review the third tenure of performing governors”, he added.