“…PDP Is Above All Of Us…From The Supreme Court, No Victor, No Vanquished..” – Governor Fayose
A meeting of PDP Governors Forum and some other Party stakeholders held yesterday being Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Residence of the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, H.E. Chief Ayodele Fayose.
2. The Meeting was well attended and it had the Governors of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Gombe State, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson, the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Mrs. Ipalibo Banigo, and the host Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose. Other Party leaders include: Professor Jerry Gana, Senator Chief T. A. Orji, former Governor of Abia State, Chief. Achike Udenwa, former Governor of Imo State, former Ministers of Women Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Maina and Hajiya Inna Ciroma, and a host of other Party stalwarts.
3. The Meeting according to Governor Fayose, resolved to remain confident, committed and loyal to the PDP believing that the Party which is more democratic than any other in the Country, will be united towards winning elections at all levels in 2019.
4. On the pending Appeal at the Supreme Court, Governor Fayose stressed that the Party leaders are hopeful that the forthcoming Judgment will further unite the Party. To buttress, he declared that the Court Outcome will be that of no winner and no vanquished position.
5. Concluding, the Chairman further maintained that the PDP is beyond every member and as such, all its members must be guided by its supremacy. He reassured Party members of their continuous agreement to work together for the overall success of the PDP and democracy.
Dino Melaye at 43, he’s a millionaire & already a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with fleet of exotic & expensive cars worth millions of Naira in his garage & he refers to them as toys.
Some civil servants in Kogi State have not received their Salaries in the last 15 months even with allocations, bailout & Paris club refund.
Dino Melaye receives millions of Naira as constituency allowance with no any form of project to show for it & no constituency office.
Yahaya Bello is in his comfortable office but some youths are outside fighting for him with their lives.
Dino Melaye is in his bullet proof G wagon with heavily armed security while some youths are outside fighting for him.👔💵
You as a youth, your parents have not received salaries for 15 months & your constituency allowance is being used to buy expensive toys, you still go out there to fight for this people.
My question is that, when are you going to be freed by the witches in your village?
When will you come to your senses & start thinking of how to make your millions before 40 or at 40?
Why would you allow politicians to use you when they don’t know you exist?
Have any of you ever seen the children of this two titans?
The youths should know that this two people knows what they are fighting for which is known to the both of them alone & know that no politician is worth loosing your precious life for.
By the time all the youths realize this, politicians will not see any youth to use for violence again.
Let those who have ears hear this as I rest my case at this juncture.
I am unable to pinpoint aptly how the concept of organising an economic roundtable in Ika land gave many of us a kick.
I also cannot decipher what qualifies me to be part of Ika Village Square, IVS, the engine room of Ika sons and daughters that has become the platform that accommodates all manner of persons not connected by political, social or clannish affinities. I do not need to dissipate energy praising the eggheads who created the arena that made Ika Economic Summit a reality. After all, it would have been a disservice if they had failed to use their God-given talents to better the lots of their people.
That there will be an all encompassing summit where the problems, progress and prospects of Ika Nation will be under focused is no longer in contention. What is uncertain is how best we take full advantage of the event?
The summit will attract people of diverse backgrounds and social stratifications. It is entirely business, divulged of any partisan leaning. Ika sons and daughters who call the shots in the banking, media, ICT, education, entertainment, security and manufacturing subsectors are all expected.
Not many will argue that there has never been any window for all our clan heads to sit together in a very conducive environment not only to interact with themselves but with their subjects. The Ika people who were geographically removed from us will sit with their kith and kin in search of development. What a great moment there is?
During this summit, the challenges against the Mbiri farm settlement established in 1958 will receive attention just as the dry season okra farmers in Alihagu and Alifekede will get the opportunity to solicit for preservation of their produce.
The tomato farmers in Igbodo will benefit from the summit as the likelihood of investors in canning would get confirmed assurances of investment-friendly environment. What is responsible for the lack of support for the pineapple farmers in Emuhu?
Why is Ute and Otolokpo palmwine not bottled? And why did the ancient mat weavers in Ute-Ogbeje stop? Do you know there is an expanse of land acquired by federal government in Agbor Alidinma for root crops that its ownership is raising issues? We will have insights at the summit.
The exploration of oil in Ika Nation started in earnest about six years ago. What are the challenges? Why have we not been made member of oil-producing communities in Delta State? The huge kaolin deposit in Ozanogogo is yet to benefit the community. The Orogodo River which hitherto was a haven to aquatic animals and swimming resort has become a dumpsite. Why have will failed to key into state government’s impetus to develop fish ponds along the Orogodo River banks?
There was a time when products from Crest Biscuits and Confectioneries Limited were breakfast delights. Who will tell me why Masta Tissue Papers produced by Central Industries Ltd could not continue? Why did Lay-Tech Company at Owanta, close shop? What influenced some friends to build Ika Guest House? Hmmmm. Can you remember ‘Big H’ meatpie?
Penthouse Hotel was noted for clubbing. What happened? Uromi Junction was an economic hub until the road became an embarrassment both to government and our big ‘bosses’.
Why is it that our youths prefer internet wealth to dignified affluence? Are we happy that Fulanis and the illegal migrants are the only source of farm labour?
How many of us are bold enough to publicly confess been victims of rape by those we pay to till the soil?
Are we happy that our university graduates abandoned their certificates to die in the Mediterranean Sea in their desperate attempts to ferry into Europe? Is it not better to learn how to make bricks than to be political thugs where you get one-off payment? Can we be candid enough to recall that despite been beneficiaries of stigmatized ’empowerment’, our financial status has not improved?
The Ika Economic Summit will make us free from macule. It is an opportunity to produce our own Mark Zuckerberg. Have we taken time to x-ray the ingenuity of those boys at College Junction fixing our phones and laptops without traceable source of their skills? We can redirect our internet maneuvering skills to replicate the exploits of Jerry Yang and David Fill who created yahoo in 1994. Now is the time to know that government needs us more than we need government. When we are able to micro-source and extricate our life from dependence on government, we will be respected and in the long run, determine who lead us politically.
The success of the summit depends on you and I. I am glad that we do not have the culture of ‘begging’ money under whatever disguise. Begging is not our culture as we have always flaunted the gains of hard work. We should not be encouraged into thuggery as no one is happy to be introduced as a thug. If you are privileged to be a guest at the summit, do not betray our time-tested hospitality.
The best way to earn money is to employ yourself. It is good we exploit our environment to find out what the problems are. The next is to find solutions to the identified problems. And whoever finds solution, is the master. The summit holding this June with the theme: “Exploiting the Economic Potentials of Ika Nation through Strategic Partnerships”, will provide several answers. Be part of it. It is unfortunate that Sir Fortune Ebie won’t be part of it.
The Principal and founder Christian Okpambor foundation and Sênior Special Assistant to Delta state Governor on Youth Mobilization for Positive Change, Hon. Christian Okpambor today accompanied His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and his entourage to the Ika National Hall Agbor, as the Town hall meeting series of Gov. Okowa’s 2nd year in office hits Ika South LGA.
“All great truths start as blasphemies”- George Bernard Shaw
“Our lives improve only when we take chances- and the first and most important risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves says Walter Anderson.
Falsehood may have it’s hour, but it has no future—— Francois D. Presence
Carlyle can’t be wrong when he said, “No lie can live forever”. For all of us, we must draw lessons from the word of Martin Luther King Jr. where he said thus: “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness.
This my manual is written only for the eyes of the poor Delta State mugus. So if you are not a member, please stop reading now because it’s by reading things that don’t concern them that many godfathers and son’s have lost their shot-sight!! You have been warned.
Not a few will agree with this writer that the number one citizen of Delta State wallowed in the “darkness of destructive selfishness” as his personal fiefdom he built against some political leaders who brought him up in the state in the early days of his clamouring for Governor has started crumbling before his very eyes.
Many politicians of such hue in my beloved Delta State of Nigeria are faced with ethical dilemma as many of them do not seem to care about things that are beneficial to the society at large.
Delta State politicians want to win election by all means; ranging from stealing the masses votes to using their Facebook MEDIA appointees to blackmail their opponents without minding the impact of their bizarre action on the dirty delta polity. This group of delta animals “mugus” seems to forget the admonition of the two holy books, both the Bible and the Quran which instruct: “Thou shall not kill.
There is no gainsaying the fact that if we care about moving forward or making progress, our oil rich Delta State is long overdue for Godfatherism and peaceful path to true democracy.
Delta State is ranked first in Nigeria I know where inherent godfather and god’son will shamelessly and irresponsibly imposed aspirants on the poor mugus under tyrant political party thereby making the future youths declared that there is no moral in politics or politics is a dirty game.
I openly submits that politics is not a dirty game, but it is only people of dirty minds like the mugu GODSON’S that make it dirty. According to my Oxford Advanced Learner’s dictionary, values are the beliefs about what is right and wrong and what is important in life: moral values.
A person’s values are what he stands for and believes in. A person who embraces Godfatherism and imposition of candidates values cannot revel in the business of subverting the democratic right of members of any party where he founds himself and the general electoral process.
It have come to Delta State mugus knowledge that Godfathers and son’s has become so powerful and heedless, blinded by selfish interest, swept aimlessly on the creed of greed, hurriedly toeing a path that leads to only one place: INFAMY. Not a few will agree with this writer that no empire last forever.
Anti-party godfather and sons has sufficiently proved to the 2.5 millions delta mugus that there are the strutting god of the hour who is disdainful of democratic fair play, deride equity and mock justice! Is it not a comic assault on invincible truth and a desperate attempt to stand it (the truth) on its head and gratuitous insult to the collective psyche of party members and the electorate when he (okowa) wrote through his online media tools to accused the court of law over the victory of the authentic National Chairman and his deputy of the people democratic party (PDP) SENATOR MODU SHERIFFand Dr Cairo ojugbo of committing the vices he personifies:
As destructive politics of bringing the worst leaders out of their hideout and imposing them on an unwilling people? Dear Mr fix it if you know that you cannot cope with MODU SHERIFF PDP,please sir go Accordingly.
Am still saying it that this write-up is written only for the eyes of the poor Delta State mugus. So if you are not a member, please stop reading now because it’s by reading things that don’t concern them that many mugus have lost their man-hoods!! You have been warned.
Sir the poor ika mugus are aware that you are trampling on the right of party members whose hard earned money, efforts was used to sponsor your governorship campaign and some of whom are aspiring for the forthcoming ika north east local government chairman in your LGA, rather than support them you sees
the opportunity of planting your GODSON’S who happens to be among your APPOINTEES, HON Emeke Asiwe,a stooge that will be pandering to your whim and caprices with a pinch of salt in Ika north east local government area council.
It is high time all democrats, lovers of justice, equity, fair play and those who do not want PDP in Delta State to go into political oblivion sooner than we think to join hands together to call OKOWA’s bluff and clip his political wings so that he did not imperil our democracy and the country itself.
It is an indisputable fact that OKOWA’s’s brand of politics has brought nothing but pains to the longsuffering hapless citizens of some Local gov where it has the opportunity of ruling over delta north, central and Delta South senatorial District where his godsons control the levers of power. Now is the time for the mugus, the average citizen, to stand up and protest the rampant corruption of imposition that is destroying everything that made our state great.
DELTA state mugus should note that if our representa-thieves are ignorant, unethical, reckless and corrupt, it is because we tolerate these negative attributes, but if they are intelligent, ethical, brave and pure, it is because we demand these high qualities from them.
The unprintable atrocities of godfathers, especially first democratical elect Governor of Delta State EX-CONVICT James Onanefe IBORI, immidiate past state governor Emmanuel ODUAGHAN and OKOWA, against our hard earned democracy cannot be forgiven by any party or individual. It has always being in their character to undermine and subvert the democratic right of poor DELTANS.
One major characteristic of Nigerian politics and governance, one that call for critical interrogation and action is the typically and indubitably authoritarian mentality of the present Delta State godfather and public office holder. These authoritarian minded-political ruler have subverted everything including the political party and other institutions of the state. Our so called Godfatherism menace inherited from IBORI corrupt POLITICal dynasties find it hard to entrust power in more competent and charismatic subordinates. Rather always promote the dregs of the society whom they believe lack ambition, vision, and ultimately the grit to challenge them. PDP in ika north east local government area are dominated by a strong man or a small clique of strong men who are mostly political enetrepreneurs operate more like joint venture companies established for the sole purpose of capturing the state in order to share the 2.5million mugus common patrimony.
Since the inception of this democratic dispensation in 1999 Delta State democracy was distinguished by the struggle to build power around a leader, not around institutions of state that should improve economic welfare of citizens, fight corruption and institutionalizes credible elections. There after the cult of the leader grew. The concerns are about powerful leaders handpicking successors and ensuring that the electoral process endorses them. Instead of owing his allegiance to the people, the allegiance of the handpicked successor will be to the godfather.
The foregoing explains the reckless insensitivity of one of okowa’s and his royal Highness Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor the Obi of OWa kingdom protégé, Barr Francis Eborka who was imposed on the mugus, to the cruel conditions of the ordinary people of ika north east local government area of delta state in the last 4 years of his maladministration. Leadership ought to be about service, comfort and happiness for the greatest number, but
Today in ika north east local government area were you as the Governor of the state hail from, there is nothing practically on ground to suggest seriousness in the bid to make life meaningful for the hapless people. Barr Francis Eborka’s ,expired four years as a CHAIRMAN was imposed on the poor masses to oppress the poor! He has sufficiently demonstrated to be a faithful, loyal and obedient student of okowa’s school of politics where respect for rules, fairness, equity, neutrality and democratic rights of party members is not in its political lexicon.
There is no gainsaying that the aforementioned is a sine qua non for the advancement and cohesion of the ruling party in Delta State, PDP less it goes the way of the APC, God forbids! We are collectively doomed as a state if OKOWA’s led PDP government at the centre fails. Okowa and his proposed forthcoming local government god son, HON Emeke Asiwe, who has with an iron-fisted hand with you in the state government house have sufficiently demonstrated to some of his closed mugus that he seek power for self-aggrandizement at the expense of the people. The foregoing explains the untold suffering the poor ika mugus have undergo under Barr Francis Eborka in the last 4 years of the locust.
We ika north east mugus have always sat back lamely and often praise notorious godfathers imposing on us their surrogate political godsons for their own selfish aggrandisement.
A look at the cartacar committee chairman, Mrs Ijienwa Okwunonke and Barr Francis Eborka’s expired four years disastrous tenure respectively in Ika North East council will beyond any shred of doubt that it is in our own enlightened collective self-interest to pitch our political tent with those trying to clip the political wing of Barr Francis Eborka and his remaining faithful godsons in order to save ourselves from the evil he represents.
There is no gainsaying the fact that all our socio-political and economic woes today in Ika North East, was caused by okowa and Obi of OWa kingdom who single-handedly imposed Barr Francis Eborka’s ticket on his party, PDP and went ahead to rigged the duo into power in the general election. Our peculiar problem of Mrs Okwunonke, was caused by Emmanuel ODUAGHAN, who imposed Mrs Okwunonke on the poor ika mugus because he was bedwifing Mrs Okwunonke.
The mills of God grinds slowly, but with exactness grind all injustices and man’s cruelty to one another in due course. “Any leader who takes political decisions on selfish interest got destroyed at the end”
The question agitating the minds of perceptive and neutral delta mugus about this Godfatherism nefarious political activities is: What does OKOWA really want? Many will agree with me that the simple answer to the foregoing is: (1). Self, (2). Self and (3). Self! Gbaaam
The holy book says; “My people perish for lack of knowledge”. There is no gainsaying that the mugus of Delta State have learnt sufficient lessons from what is happening to the long-suffering hapless citizens of delta under IBORI’S godson Governor OKOWA led PDP government in the last few years of the locust.
The foregoing explains why delta mugus should not think hesitate to pitch their political tent with a man of proven integrity, outstanding record of achievements.
Internet and Communication Technology ITC, Furniture / Upholstery and Plumbing beneficiaries of the Delta State Government under the Skills Training Entrepreneurship Programme STEP, have been given their starter packs by the Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh with a charge on them to justify government support for them.
Handing over the Starter Packs in a ceremony at Asaba, the state capital Prof. Eboh congratulated the beneficiaries for being able to undergo the training and now receiving their Starter Packs, explaining that it is a programme designed to empower the youths to become self reliance.
According to the Chief Jobs Creation Officer, Nigerians are too skeptical because of lack of trust from government programmes in the past but assured that the reverse is the case in Senator Okowa’s administration as he fulfil his promises to Deltans.
He urged the beneficiaries to be discipline warning that it is the bedrock of any successful enterprises. “Today is a turning point because it mark a phase that will caterpault you to success. Seek advise from the people in the business but most importantly listen to your self.” He pointed.
The Chief Jobs Creation Officer, informed the beneficiaries to prepare their products ahead of the exhibition to hold before the end of the year where all the beneficiaries of STEP will be giving a stand to display their products.
In her goodwill message, Mrs. Marry Iyasele, told the beneficiaries that their success which have been programmed by Senator Okowa, can only manifest through commitment to God and hard work, explaining further that their training was to build up their minds to be able to face the challenges of a successful business.
“So many people who are running these businesses does not have equipments but Okowa administration has given you opportunities to start in good footen. I am here as a Commissioner but i started as a petty trader. Today, these items are given to you free of charge. ” She said.
Mrs. Flora Alanta, the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Women Mobilizations, said a grateful heart is a prosperous soul, and advised the beneficiaries to be consistent to hardwork in total commitment to God so as to be able to sustained their businesses and to empower others.
A beneficiaries, Mr. Adjohwenyo Ufuomanefe Igho, who gave the vote of thanks, expressed gratitude to God for the life empowerment programme. He also commended governor Okowa for the support and prayed for wisdom for the governor.
Items received by the ICT services are; jobs creation grants, non repayable, laptop HP, generator Summec Fireman 2900, micro credit repayable, printer lesser jet HP 130A, micro workstation toolkit, cash allowance N100,000, three months stipend on confirmation of business start-up – N30,000 at N10,000 per month.
The beneficiaries of the furniture and upholstery were given the following items; “job creation grant non repayable, sewing machine protes brand for leather, generator Summec 2900, micro credit repayable, drilling machine (botch), 13mm, screwing machine (raider), handsaw, hammer, tape, G-clamp, scissors, manual spray machine Gx 160 5 HP, chisel pinches and three months stipend on confirmation of business start-up – N30,000 at N10,000 per month.
IkaTV congratulates Ikaweekly on their 10th year Anniversary and award ceremony held at School of Nursing Agbor. Delta State.All the dignitaries where present in the person of: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Hon Victor Nwokolo, Hon Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, Hon Tony Elekeokwuri,Sebastine Okoh,Barr Eugene Uzum, Chief Edwin Kalikwu,Chief Nkenchor Okwuokenye, Dr(Mrs)Isioma Okobah,Mr Christian Mbulu and Mr Paul Odili. Once again congratulation and we wish Ikaweekly the very best in all your areas of passing information to our people. More awards are coming your way..
Something good have come to Ika land as Crunchies Resturant did a grand opening of their branch in Agbor.
Ika Modelling Agency was there to assist them in the rally and the lunching of the resturant. So my people if you need a place to go with your family, don’t forget. We have New Crunchies Resturant at 205 old Lagos Asaba rd. Agbor.