A Socio-political group under the aegis of Concerned Citizens For lzon-ebe Development, CCFID has blasted the governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for what it described as a total negligence of Ijaws in the state with to regards to development.
The group asserts that the governor has woefully failed the Ijaws after five years in office without commissioning a single bridge project that could have fast tracked infrastructural development to riverine communities across the state.
In a statement by it’s President, Comrade Oyinbi Onduku, the group demonstrated its disappointment towards Okowa’s administration after a thorough and critical assessment of his five years in offices.
The group particularly pointed out that no single tangible project was commissioned in the coastal areas of the state in these five years.
Onduku said; “lf former governor of Delta State, Chief. James Onanefe Ibori could build bridges, roads, schools, Health Care Centres, Stadiums, Electricity etc. across the nooks and crannies of Delta State within four years in office, what stops Okowa, a medical doctor by profession and the self acclaimed ‘EKWEME 1’ of Africa from doing the same or even do more than the former his boss?”
As far as Delta riverine ljaws are concerned, Gov. Okowa has failed us woefully at his five years in office when compared to his predecessors.
Continuing, Onduku noted “that Okowa celebrated five years in office without commissioning the Ayakoromo bridge in Burutu Local Government Council is a total failure.”
“Okowa celebrating five years in office without commissioning any primary Healthcare centers, schools, electricity, motorable road networks, stadium etc. in riverine communities is a big disappointment to a medical doctor as governor.”
Onduku regretted that despite Gov. Okowa’s wealth of experience as a medical doctor, former Council Chairman, SSG, Commissioner for Health and now a serving governor for five years, he has not be able to transform Delta state from where his predecessors stopped.
” Okowa should bury his face in shame for celebrating five years in office as a governor of Anioma and Agbor. Spread your tentacle of real infrastructural development to ljaw riverine communities whose bloc votes pave way for your victory at the polls.
“Until Governor Okowa commissions the only Ayakoromo bridge project under his administration that will open up road networks as well as other infrastructural development to riverine communities in Burutu, Ughelli South and Bomadi LGA across Delta, he has done nothing as far as Delta ljaws are concerned, the group stated.”