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Friday, December 20, 2019

You Can't Spite Me, Uduaghan Tells Okowa, Traditional Rulers

From Mariam Yomi, 

Former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has hit back at his successor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over alleged attempt by Okowa and the traditional rulers in the state  to “spite” him.

The state Traditional Rulers Council had on Thursday in Asaba honoured present and former leaders who they considered to have  contributed to the infrastructural, human capital developments and peace building across the state.

During the event organised by the traditional rulers, Okowa, his deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro and former governor, Chief James Ibori, were selected and honoured, but Uduaghan's name missed the honour roll, prompting him to take his 
 Facebook page to express what he felt as displeasure, disappointment and misrepresentation of facts.

Uduaghan who governed Delta State for eight years on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), stated that the infrastructural projects, peace, security and human capital development being enjoyed in the state today are some of his administration’s achievements.

In series of Face book posts tagged: “I shall be unzipping a little today,” 
the ex -  governor who decamped from the People’s Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress (APC) where he contested the Delta South Senatorial seat in the March 2, 2019 polls, drew analogies from three books -  Julius Caesar, Animal Farm and Things Fall Apart, to drive home the message inherent in the alleged action of Okowa and the traditional rulers.

He stated: “Julius Caesar, Animal Farm and Things Fall Apart were some of the books we used in our literature classes at FGC, Warri.

“The ‘cuts’ did not kill Ikemefuna or Julius Caesar. The shock of knowing who inflicted the ‘cuts’, killed them!

“Any ex-governor has the capacity to ensure that his state is peaceful or create a platform for crisis.

“You cannot fund and mobilise traditional rulers to Asaba to spite me. All of us get ‘smart cunny.’

“In spite of the lies out there, I was on the driver’s seat in 2014/15, to midwife the current Delta state administration.

“The critical responsibility of any state leader is to ensure that all actions maintain the peaceful nature of the state.

“Today’s power is not in the guns you have acquired. Power is in the handset we are all carrying.

“In sponsoring an action, do you assess the ethnic and political implications at all? Some actions are just damn silly!

“Congrats to those being honoured by ‘some’ Delta State Traditional Rulers today!

“Interestingly, you are being honoured for: Peace and Security, human capital development, and Infra development.

“On the infrastructural development, those coming by air will be landing at Asaba Airport built and put into use in my administration.

“Asaba Airport had transported 100,000 plus of passengers, including every past and current presidents/VPs in Nigeria before I left office.

“I wish you a great ceremony as you use the event centre and Government House complex built by my administration.”

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