Sanco Ese Darlington an addict member of the ruling party All Progressive Congress APC, alleging the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa plans to sack staff of Urhobo origin in Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC. Read his allegations after the cut.
Reports reaching us is that okowa has commenced move to sack workers of urhobo origin working with desopadec.
As we speak they are already meant to undergo screening were they are
requested to write the name of their ethnic nationality. it is also
worthy to note that since Okowa assumed office as executive Governor of
Delta state he has never hidden his hatred for the Urhobo people having
said in different occasion that the Uhobos are the only obstacle militating against his governoship ambition come 2019.
Sequel to this he has been working with enemies within and outside the
Urhobo nation to perpetuate hardship and roll out policies that is anti
It is on record that most members of his cabinet of Urhobo
origin has been rendered useless in the discharge of their official
duties. As it is now there is tension in the rank and file of PDP in the
state because of the governors resolve to clamp down on all Urhobo
politicians and by extension neutralising the political efficacy of
Chief James Ibori political dynasty.
It is within the contemplation
of the governor that the Urhobos irrespective of their party may
resolve to come together and work for a common urhobo candidate when
Ibori finally returns from prison because of how the Urhobos have been
marginalised and treated as second class citizens in a state were they
control absolute majority.
I want to also use this medium to call on
the state government to re access the derivation formula currently used
by DESOPADEC in the distribution of resources for Host communities. it
is our believe that Urhobos are the highest producers of oil and gas in
Delta state but that remains an issue for another day as we in HOSCOM
are determined to prove that in the shortest possible time.
want to condemn some enemies of Urhobo nation parading themselves
illegally as HOSCOM members who have maintained a conspiratorial silence
while after given approval to the state government to sack staff of
Urhobo ethnic nationality in DESOPSDEC. We will surely resist this
devilish conspiracy as the Urhobos can and will never be the victims of
your cluelessness and maladministration. We will not tolerate the sack of
any Urhoboman or woman under the guise of any administrative
We call on the state government to investigate this
issue with a view of finding an acceptable solution in other not to add
to the hardship and insecurity that will emanate from this unholy
inspiration from the enemies within and outside the Urhobo nation.
May God bless Urhobo nation.