Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state may have been hit by alleged greed and abrasiveness as it heads towards collapse come 2023.
While pressure is said to have been allegedly mounted on the state Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa to ensure he hands over to Delta North instead of Delta Central in line with the zoning arrangements, it was gathered that Governor Okowa in his second term allegedly has been displaying high-handedness in many of his decision, especially as regards appointments so far.
Though his political aides who did not want their names in the print also expressed dismay over what they described as strange attitude of the Governor, but insisted that the party might crumble come 2023 considering the way and manner things have drastically changed in the state.
Sources alleged that some Delta North cabals are currently working underground to scuttle the zoning arrangements for Delta Central, saying that the Urhobos cannot be trusted with powers and as such will work tirelessly to scuttle the arrangements and ensure the Delta North retain power in 2023.
Insiders said that Okowa had been unfair in many of recent activities even though he brags about to say he had been working in the state, especially in the provision of massive infrastructural development and health contributing scheme as he allegedly pay deaf ears to the concerned aggrieved members of the Party in the state.
Those in the know said that the Governor had allegedly resolved to punish some of the party members who he described as political jobbers not to give them appointments or engage them in any of his activities, except he or she hails from Ika speaking tribe.
But Fred Latimo one his aides described the allegations as untrue adding that PDP needed to sit up ahead of the 2023 elections, adding that with the way things are going the state might lose to APC candidates.
Expectedly, top Urhobo politicians in APC, especially those as chieftains of the party have started working the aggrieved PDP members to their Party and have assured them of doing everything possible for their Comfort come 2023 as the will retire Okowa in Politics of the state.
Some aggrieved members of the PDP in the state who spoke to Journalists on condition of anonymity described the Party as” dirty and crops up greed, adding that they were moving into ACP to ensure they meet their political aspirations in all shares.
But PDP publicity secretary, Dr Michael Ifeanyi in a swift reaction said” PDP is the only Party in Delta and those planning to leave the Party are challantants and Jobbers,they have nothing to offer and our Party will be waxing stronger and our real members will not decamp to such horrible party”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Information, Charles Aniagwu has expressed commitment to ensure quality returns on government”s investment in the state information agencies, and Promised visible improvement in content output of information
Aniagwu who spoke to Journalists at the state House of Assembly after he Proposed a capital budget of N350million for the state ministry of information and N100 million for Bureau of Orientation, said that he had the intention of undertaking a number of new projects in the coming fiscal year.
Top in the priority of the projects was the establishment of a new state printing press to allow for more dependable financial resourcefulness, adding” Government should look beyond repairing the old machines that are archaic and grossly outdated, and with N450million we can get a dependable web printer that would be able to service the state and general public”