2019: Uduaghan chides Okowa for incapacitating DESOPADEC, pledges APC’ll fix it
Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan has chided the government of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for incapacitating the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
He, therefore, vowed to restore the intervention agency if the All Progressives Congress (APC) is given a chance to take over the affairs of the state come 2019.
“There are a lot of infrastructures we have done through DESOPADEC. I wonder how many people still have contracts in DESOPADEC today.
“I heard it is even difficult to pay salaries. DESOPADEC was active when I was in office as a governor.
“We were funding it and were doing jobs in our various areas that we were all enjoying.
“It is only an APC government that can bring DESOPADEC back so that it can be properly funded the way I was funding it.
“We have the Ayakoromo bridge that we started, but work is no more ongoing there.
“Once we come in, APC will ensure that the bridge is completed for our people through NDCC.
“We must ensure that APC wins all elections in 2019,” he assured.
Uduaghan, an aspirant for the seat of Delta Central Senatorial under the APC, made the declarations when he met with Ijaw APC leaders and delegates at the home of Chief George Timinimi in Effurun.
Uduaghan, who stressed the need for the Ijaw, Itsekiri and other tribes in the Niger Delta to live in harmony, vowed to ensure the Federal Government completes the abandoned Ayakoromo Bridge in Burutu Local Government Area of the state.
The former governor and Ijaw APC leaders, after meeting, also averred that the APC would win all elective positions in the 2019 general elections in the state.
He assured the Ijaw nation of leveraging on his experience and connections to attract dividends of democracy to Delta South and the Niger Delta when elected as senator.
He disclosed that he had intended establishing the Delta Waterways Security Management Committee and upgrade it to Delta Coastal Guard and absorb community youths to provide security for rural folks and economic assets, regretting, however, the non-approval of the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, the Delta Ijaw APC leaders have vowed to actualize the senatorial ambition of the former governor through massive votes during the general elections.
One of them, who’s a former Commissioner for Water Resources during Uduaghan’s government, Mr George Timinimi, assured Dr Uduaghan of Ijaws’ massive support ahead of the polls.
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