By Jon Egie




Prof Pat Utomi

Prof Pat Utomi

An aspirant for the 2019 governorship election in Delta State on the platform of the APC, Prof Pat Utomi, has been urged to show concern on how to right the wrongs inflicted by the APC-led Federal Government of Nigeria rather than making reckless statements that have no bearing with facts.

The advice was given by the immediate past chairman of the PDP in Delta State, Chief Edwin Uzor.

Reacting to a media statement credited to Prof Pat Utomi at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting during which Prof Pat Utomi was quoted to have taken a swipe at the PDP-led administration of Sen Ifeanyi Okowa that has allegedly placed Deltans in “misery”, Chief Uzor said the statement credited to Pat Utomi was unfortunate.

The reaction which was contained in a release made available to Spy News Online lamented that a supposedly learned person like Prof Pat Utomi should make such reckless statement that is devoid of facts consoling himself however, that Pat Utomi who he described as being characterised with incompetence in corporate management has lost touch with the reality on ground in Delta State; hence the gaffe.


Chief Edwin Uzor

Chief Edwin Uzor

Chief Uzor said: “It is very unfortunate when supposedly knowledgeable persons make reckless statements that have no bearing with facts. But then I am not surprised at Utomi’s verbal gaffe because this is a man who is not in touch with the reality on ground in Delta State and yet wants to govern it. Sad to say, Prof Utomi has joined the band of political merchants in Lagos and Abuja who only remember that they are from Delta, come election time.

“After his failed attempts to be appointed a Minister in the rudderless and abysmally incompetent APC-led Federal Government, Prof Utomi now thinks Deltans should compensate him for the ignoble role he played in foisting President Muhammadu Buhari on Nigerians. Deltans know better than to listen to or put their fate in the hands of an accidental manager who could not even manage a corporation but ran it aground.

“Just as the learned (?) Prof was rounding up his unguarded utterances; Delta State was being announced as second in the country on the Ease of Doing Business by the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria.

“What further proof do we need that Utomi is out of touch with the reality in Delta State? Only those who are blind or deaf – or both – will fail to see or acknowledge the giant strides in infrastructural development, education, financial inclusion, inter-ethnic harmony, peace and security under successive PDP administrations in Delta State.

“Prof Utomi has the constitutional right to aspire to any office in the land. But he should first learn the rudiments of political engagement and humbly subject himself to some political education before opening his mouth. In the meantime, I will advise him to concentrate his efforts to right the wrongs of helping to promote an APC-led Federal Government that has inflicted the worst form of suffering on Nigerians. Today, Nigeria is gradually becoming a country known for suicide deaths as a result of the horrible economic policies of the APC-led Federal Government, which have wreaked incalculable damage to the family economy.

“A word, they say, is enough for the wise.” Uzor cautioned