Okowa has abandoned us, PDP group cries out
By Jon Egie
A political pressure group of the PDP in Delta State, People’s Cooperative Society (PCS) has expressed dissatisfaction at the way and manner Governor Ifeanyi Okowa continues to pay deaf ears to the existence of the group after concerted effforts towards Okowa’s victory at the 2015, guber polls.
In a Communique issued at the end of an enlarged meeting of members of the group across Delta State held in Ughelli on Monday, June 27; the group congratulated the governor for his one year in office and said that they were vexed that in spite of its commitment to the PDP since the party’s inception, the Okowa administration has abandoned them.
The Communique was signed by Chief Malachi Orode and Barr Charles Ebiyem, both Chairman and Secretary respectively.
Others who signed the Communique include: Hon Chief Bestman Itive (Leader), Chief Moses Orhoakpor (Leader), Mr Pius Ghavwan (Leader), Chief Mrs Feyiwa Osuji (Woman Leader), Hon Chief Vincent Otidi (Leader), Chief Oletu Chapele(Leader), Chief Sunday Umunade (Leader) and Sir Joe Enakerakpo (Leader).
“In the wake of the 2015 governorship election in Delta State, we worked effectively for the victory of Okowa at the polls. We never received funding from him but sourced for funds ourselves to prosecute the campaign for Okowa who at all times was kept update of our activities for his election.
“Since his swearing in as governor of Delta State on May 29, 2015 we have been very patient for Okowa’s acknowledgement of our effort believing that after taking care of his First eleven team, he would reciprocate our effort.
“We are dismayed that so long, and until the present time, we are considered as political orphans without patronage by way of appointment or award of contract to any member of the group.
“We are therefore tempted to think that His Excellency, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa does not remember our existence any more. Our members are confused of their status in the PDP under Governor Okowa and we can no longer guarantee their loyalty as effort to pacify the teeming members of the group who are aggrieved has reached its elastic limit.
“We therefore urge the governor to do something urgently to acknowledge our existence in order to avoid any untoward consequence that would further jeopardise our members’ loyalty” the group said.