Be patient with Okowa, Uto appeals to Deltans
- assures of better situation in five months
By Jon Egie
Former chairman of Ughelli South LGC, Olorogun Uto Oviri has appealed to Deltans to be patient with Governor Okowa assuring that in five months, Deltans will see the best of the governor.
Addressing a mammoth crowd of indigenes of Ughelli South and Ughelli North LGAs in a recent public function, Olorogun Uto who is maternally from Ughelli North and paternally from Ughelli South said as Council chairman he recorded significant achievements which record would take up to four successive chairmen of the council to beat.
According to him, the secret of his success laid on the sufficiency of resources, an advantage which his successors were not lucky to have and hence, have not been able to beat his record.
He said Governor Okowa faces the same predicament of poor economy but assured that very soon; they would see the best of Okowa.
“Gov Okowa is a very perfect man but the problem he is having is there is no cash and if there is no cash there is nothing he can do”. Otu explained.
Ahead of the re-election of Gov Okowa in 2019, he advised the governor to cause a cabinet shake up saying some of the members of the governor’s cabinet have no touch with the grassroots and cannot deliver their local government areas. He was optimistic that a handful of the cabinet members can perform well but for total victory he advised the governor to make urgent amend to secure his re-election.
“You saw what happened in Anambra State, you cannot run with ballot boxes, you must deliver. With all the money APC put on board to rig the election it didn’t work. So, the governor needs to put his house in order. I assured him that I will deliver Ughelli North and Ughelli South but the governor must make some amend now to ensure total victory.”
Chief Uto said the movers of APC in Delta are all boys of the PDP excepting Ogboru and Otega and that if the governor put his house in order “we will run them down” he boasted.
Speaking on the resignation of Atiku from APC, the former council boss said, “This is not the first time we see Atiku doing this thing”.
He cautioned the leadership of the PDP to ensure fairness in the selection of its presidential candidate because it was obvious that Atiku would contest the presidency under PDP.
“For me I would advise Atiku to wait for his turn but if the party thinks otherwise, then there must be primary election for all presidential aspirants where we will examine the integrity of each of them. If Atiku emerges fine, but there must be primary because this time, imposition of candidate will not work. You cannot endorse him, if you do so things will go wrong.