By Kasarachi Azuka, Asaba
Did Gov Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State issue sack threats to local council chairmen in his state for failing to deliver the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)? The state commissioner of information thinks it never happened.
Charles Aniagwu, Delta State commissioner for information, on Wednesday said that Ifeanyi Okowa, the state governor, had not threatened to sack anybody over failure to deliver Sherriff Oborevwori, the guber candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the state house assembly candidates, in this Saturday election.
Speaking to newsmen in Asaba said, Aniagwu stated that in an election such as this, the governor would not even give such directive let alone asking anybody to face the consequence.
He recalled that the chairman were elected by their people. “The only thing Gov Okowa did was to swear them into office.
Apart from Ikah North where he was able to cast his ballot, he was not able to vote in the rest of the 24 LGAs of the state.
Even in Ikah North East, he does not have the constitutional right to threaten to remove him but can only appeal to electorates to vote for the party.
It is a lie from the pit of hell, he said, adding that there was no iota of truth in the allegation even as he described Okowa as a thorough breed democrat.
He berated Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy senate president and the APC governorship candidate, for not campaigning on facts.
Aniagwu, a chieftain of the PDP in the state, accused the opposition APC of spreading lies against the state government and for basing it’s campaigns on facts.
He also accused the APC of planning to rig the Saturday 11 governorship and House of Assembly election and appealed to the heads of the police, the army and other security operatives to call their subordinates in Delta State to order and allow the will of the people to prevail.
He posited that the essence of democracy is free choice and asked that Omo-Agege, should not be allowed to derail it.
He urged Deltans to reject the APC, saying the party has nothing to offer the good people of Delta State.
While observing that this election is very crucial as it affects the very existence of all Deltans and residents in the state, Aniagwu asserting that “a vote for APC,is to subscribe to political slavery.
Omo-Agege does not believe in power shift in Delta State neither. does he believe in the unity and oneness of Delta State, he insiated
He challenged Omo Agege to tell the voters what he has for the state apart from spreading lies and propaganda.
Aniagwu observed that Delta State APC was very ashamed of the abysmal performances of the party at the centre.
He, however, stated that PDP’s Oborevwori has the legacy projects of Okowa to campaign with; he is more liberal-minded than Omo Agege who is known for his clannish nature, Aniagwu concluded.