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Published On: Wed, Nov 6th, 2013

Delta PDP Stalwart, Onuesoke Slams Rebel Governors for Creating Confusion

Delta State PDP Stalwart, Chief Sunny Onuesoke


LAGOS NOVEMBER 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant in 2007 general election, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has condemned the action of the seven PDP rebel governors for creating confusion and instability in the polity.
Onuesoke who faulted the action of the governors while addressing a group of journalists in Ughelli, Delta State appealed to the governors to concentrate on the development of infrastructures and welfare of the people in their various states instead of wasting the resources of their states in moving from one state to another hosting what he described as fake meetings that have no focus or importance to those who elected them into office. He said their action is putting the country in disarray.
According to him, “Their action is so sad and bitter in the sense that Governors that were elected for the development of infrastructures and provision of other social amenities to the people of their states are using the money in hosting frivolous meetings to cause disaffections in their states in particular and Nigeria in general. They travel about with huge numbers of aides who collect state estacodes at the detriments of the citizens. I do not know their focus or aims and what they are looking for. They should concentrate on creating better lives for those who elected them into offices instead of attempting to derail the national government
Onuesoke who is presently Special Project Director in the office of Delta State Governor also appealed to Nigerian media to focus on important issues that would fan emblem of unity in the country in their reporting instead of delving into issues that would tear the country apart.
‘The media should concentrate on reporting issue that will create peace and unity in the country instead of giving publicity to illicit non-existing PDP. Already, there is a court order that had declared them illegal. So why wasting the states resources in hosting meetings, hobnobbing from one place to another and placing unnecessary paid advertisements in newspapers thereby causing disaffection among the people of Nigeria.
“What they are doing is absolutely illegal in as much as they are using the name of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because it is only one PDP we have that is duly recognized by the Nigerian law court and INEC,” he argued.
Responding to question if he would support the rebel governors return to PDP if the need arise, Onuesoke said the door of PDP is open to them because they are card carrying members of PDP.
He, however, added that he would expect Rivers State Governor, Hon Rotimi Amaechi and his cohorts to apologise to the National Chairman of PDP, the President and the National Working Committee of the Party for the inconveniences and embarrassment they caused everyone
“I am expecting Rotimi Amaechi and his cohorts to apologise to the National Chairman of PDP, the President and the National Working Committee of PDP. The PDP doors are open for them. They are still card carrying members of PDP so why are they organizing Illicit meetings. It does not call for it,” he said.
Speaking about the anxiety of Northerners to occupy the office of the Presidency in 2015, Onuesoke said they should jettison the idea, adding that the Northerners will occupy the position in 2028 after the East and Middle-Belt must have taking their turn of the presidency.
“I have told them severally that power will go back to the North in 2028. By my calculation, after Jonathan must have completed his second term, it will shift to the East for two terms and Middle-Belt for two terms. So why are they struggling for it? Let me tell you, gone are the days of Northern heroes and Northern dominating factors
“Gone are the years of Kaduna mafia. It does not exist in this dispensation. If you think you have Kaduna mafia, there are South-West mafia, South-East mafia, Niger Delta mafia and South-South mafia,” Onuesoke affirmed.

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