The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, has strongly condemned the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for arrogating onto himself power that belongs to the people, insisting that it is Deltans, and not anybody else, who will determine who succeeds the governor, come 2023.
The condemnation was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the APC in Delta State, Mr. Sylvester Imonina.
According to Imonina, penultimate Saturday last week in Asaba, Governor Okowa, who is supposed to be the Governor of all Deltans but presently referred to, by most Deltans as Governor of Owa-Alero, due to his clannish, nepotistic and propensity for “if my personal interest is not there, no one should have it”, carelessly said that in less than a month from now, he would be abandoning governance of the state for politics of who succeeds him by 2023.
He stated that “At the said ceremony, the governor arrogantly said that he would determine or install whoever will take over the saddle of governance in Delta State, come 2023”.
Mr. Imonina also noted that “He threatened to teach those opposed to his political fiefdom a bitter lesson they will not forget, except they retrace their steps and/or join him in his political marauding of the wealth of our dear state”.
He opined that, Delta APC believes that all power belongs to the Almighty Creator, and not mortals. The Governor Macbethic ambition cannot supercede what and who Deltans want.
Imonima also emphasized that:
“We state without any air of equivocation that the guilty are afraid. Considering the fact that Delta State has been receiving the highest federal allocations for more than four years, besides other sources of revenues to the state, there is no commensurate developmental strides to justify monies received.“We dare to say that the desperation of the Governor to abandoning governance “for politics of who succeeds” him less than one month from now is a pointer and manifestation of wanting to have someone who will cover his tracks after 2023 governorship election.“Without any dispute, the expectation of the good people of Delta State from the PDP-led government as at today, is good leadership. Pitiably, it is lacking because of personal/family interest and desperation of a cabal and few political hallelujah boys in the corridors of power in the state”.
He further said that, “One thing is sure; Deltans are wiser now and are ready to weed out all vestiges of political, social and economic liabilities impeding manifest and quality developments in Delta State since 1999 till date”.
In the statement, the All Progressive Congress advised Okowa to
humble himself, and concentrate on the current responsibility bestowed on him, by delivering quality dividends of democracy to Deltans, rather than veering into the future that belongs to only God”.