Pat Utomi begins consultation for Delta 2019 governorship race
By Jon Egie
Prof Pat Utomi has indicated interest to contest the governorship seat of Delta State, come 2019.
The Ibusa born business mogul made the disclosure at a consultative meeting with members of the APC in Agbarha-Otor in Ughelli North LGA, Wednesday, July 19 . He told the mammoth crowd that gathered at the political hall of Dr Ominimini’s country home that the time has come to emancipate Delta State from political and economic slavery.
He said Nigeria was presently in a very bad moment in her history and without effort to engage the youths in revamping the economy of the country “we will be in trouble” especially in Delta State where the future of the youths have been mortgaged due to huge borrowing by successive governments of the PDP.
According to him, in the next 12 years, the oil industry will become barren and therefore, there is need to organize leaders with great economic foresight to bring the State out of its financial doldrums.
He said the wealth of Delta State was sufficient to buils three mega cities like Dubai but that has not been because of financial mismanagement.
“Deltans must stop reading the book of lamentation and start singing the song of prosperity. It has been my desire for years to contribute my quota in helping Delta State take its rightful economic place among the States of the federation and at this time, Deltans need a new beginning that will re-position the State to the amazement of all.
“ No more wayo, no more moju moju, it is time for sacrifice. I want to stop our women from suffering, enable them to raise their children well and to teach them how to govern Delta State” Utomi said and hoped that in the course of his consultation if Deltans found him worthy as a useful tool for the task at hand, he would graciously contest the governorship seat come 2019.
Responding, the Chairman of APC in Ughelli North LGA, Chief Felix Ekure said the Agbarha people would rejoice to see Pat Utomi as the governor of Delta State in 2019 as it was a done deal that “Okowa must be changed”.
He promised that the APC in Agbarha would work to see that at the end of time, “you achieve your dream”.
Speaking, Chief Dr Ominimini Obuiwevbi informed that the entire people of Agbarha have found love with the APC and would loyally follow the direction of their political leaders decision on who to support in the 2019 governorship election in Delta State.
“We will meet and after discussion we will get back to you” Ominimini reassured.