Delta State Governor , Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has read the riot act to political office holders in the state warning that any political appointee who has any ambition to contest the forth coming local government election in the state should first resign his or she appointment before picking nomination forms from the party.
Okowa who stated this yesterday during a general meeting with Senior Special Assistants (SSA’s), Special Assistants (SA’s) and Personal Assistants (PA’s) frowned at a situation where political office holders have turned to lords in their respective wards and local government areas, saying that rather than lording it over the people, they should be seen as agents of positive change.
Okowa spoke through the Chairman of the State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) , Barrister Kingsley Esiso . Other PDP chieftains present at the meeting were Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly Hon Sheriff Oborevwori , former Delta PDP chairman, Clement Uzor, Nkem Okuofu, among others.
Okowa pointed that political appointees do not have the power to nominate candidates for election into counsellorship or chairmanship position , adding that they can rather join forces with the people at the ward level to produce a consensus candidate that will be acceptable to all.
He admonished appointees not to use their position to course trouble at the local level, adding that they should rather be agents of peace and positive change by defending, propagating the polices and programmed of government.
The meeting that lasted about two hours saw only thirty percent of the appointees in attendance, while seventy percent of the appointees were absent for no justifiable reasons.