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Published On: Wed, Dec 5th, 2018

Delta: Group Advocates For Equity And Justice, Back Okowa Re- Election

Hon. Engr. Morris Idiovwa addressing the crowds.


By Young Erhiuroro
LAGOS DECEMBER 5TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Group under the aegis of Delta Central Equity Group (DCEG) had recently advocated for equity and justice in the conduct of the 2019 general elections throughout the country especially in Delta state.
The group equally support the general decision of Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to contest for second term.

The group which was newly inaugurated held an interactive and consultative meeting at the De Dome Event Centre, Ughelli on 4th December, 2019 with selected youth bodies and individuals across the eight local government areas making the Delta Central Senatorial District and also youths from Isoko ethnic nationality in the state.
Addressing the teeming crowds of youths during the meeting, the convener of the meeting and founder of the group, Hon. Engr. Morris Idiovwa said, “The major purpose of forming this pressure group is to seek and fight for equity and justice during the 2019 general elections. What we mean by equity in this usage is that, this group supports the governorship zoning system in Delta state which has started since 1999. Delta central has completed two tenures from 1999 to 2007 and it went to Delta south from 2007 to 2015.
“ Now the governorship position is zoned to Delta north. We want the Delta north to also complete their two tenures which will terminate on 2023. After which, the governorship position can come again to Delta central or being opened to any viable politician from any part of the state. But for now, I want to implore the vibrant youths of Delta Central to give support to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to complete the second tenure of the Delta North people.”
Also speaking during the meeting was Comrade Paul Agbama, the Vice President of Isoko National Youths Council.
Agbama also back the decision of the Delta Central Equity Group to support Dr. Infeanyi Okowa to complete a second tenure for the Delta North people.
“The Urhobos and Isokos are one. This is why we, Isoko youths are giving our support to our brothers and sisters of Delta Central for this big vision and dream to materialize. Without equity and justice in the polity, there can’t be peace and prosperity in the land. We must allow Delta North to also complete their two tenures as done by the other two senatorial districts in the state. We hereby give our full support to this group because their foundation and vision is built on equity and justice especially in 2019 general elections,” The Isoko youth leader said.
In the same vein, Comrade Festus Otesiri Igherebuo, Urhobo Youths President towed the line of the first speakers saying, “If we in Delta central and south refused to support equity and justice, then we are inviting violence and chaos in the 2019 general elections. We can’t continue to allow our youths being slaughtered like goats in every electoral year because of the evil activities of politicians that want to grab power at all cost. This time around, we will make sure that equity and justice prevail all through the elections. INEC should conduct free and fair elections this time around by providing reliable security and level playing ground for all contestants in the election. The least thing we will do is to allow our youths to die in this election. If these politicians want to grab power at all cost, then they should bring their own children to fight for them and not our youths because of peanuts of money they give to us.”

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