We Never Endorsed Kachikwu For Ministerial Reappointment ~ Delta Ijaw Leaders
The attention of delta Ijaw Apc leaders and Local government chairmen has been drawn to a fabricated, malicious, concocted, unscrupulous, perfidious, treacherous, traitorous publication on page 28 of 6th May, 2019 Vanguard Newspaper that Delta Ijaw APC in collaboration with ex-militants pass vote of confidence and endorse Dr Ibe Kachukwu Minister of state petroleum resources for reappointment into higher capacity office.
Ordinarily, it is not our usual style to respond every hogwash in pages of newspaper but for the kind of doubt-faced people who signed the publication using the name of delta Ijaw APC and local government party chairmen, we are constrained to straighten the records as not to infest the reading public with poisonous lies.
We wish to state unequivocally that Amabiri Azorbo Paul who led gang of fraudsters; signed as Bomadi Local government area party chairman has been suspended from the party for financial embezzlement and anti party activities on the 15th February 2019.
Also, Delta Ijaw APC in no occasion collaborated with ex-militants to embark on any activity whether politically or otherwise.
In the publication, there are some issues that need clarification:
(1) It was. Said in the publication that Dr Ibe Kachukwu was a major force behind the establishment of Maritime university Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu kingdom, warri south west, delta state.
✳The reality is, the school was approved by former president Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Dr Ibe was neither minister of Education nor minister of transportation! It was President Muhammadu Buhari in his love for Niger delta approved the needed finance for the smooth takeoff of the school.
(2) It was said in the publication that Dr Ibe empowers youth and awarded ten licenses of modular refineries to Niger deltans.
✳The reality is, as an Apc appointee how many party members did he empower or given licence? NONE. Even the pipeline surveillance contracts was awarded to non apc members, talk less of delta Ijaw Apc stalwarts. No single delta Apc member benefitted anything from his ministry.
(3) It was said in the publication that Dr Ibe as card carrying member of Apc ensure that the party colours are flying fully in all states of the federation.
✳ In reality, Dr Ibe Kachukwu was accused openly in front of vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo, National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomole, among other dignitaries that Dr Ibe is playing anti-party activities which he has not rebutted till date. Dr Ibe lost his local government area Aniocha north to People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with just 3,674 votes as a minister against 12,966 votes during the presidential election. Governorship election result was even the worst because he concluded not to work against his brother Governor Okowa. So how did he intend to fly APC across the federation?
Mobilizing Azorbo and Co for self endorsement will leave us with no doubt to believe the rumor making the rounds that Dr Ibe Kachukwu Minister of State Petroleum Resources worked against APC for PDP in the just concluded gubernatorial election in delta state. Because it was this same Amabiri Azorbo Paul made a full page vanguard publication 7th March 2019 endorsing Gov Infeanyi Okowa for second term allegedly sponsored by Dr Ibe Kachukwu.
Someone will wonder why Azorbo and Co who are Ijaw sons and daughters does not desire the ministerial position or other higher capacity appointment for Ijaw people. This is day time witchcraft!!
We are not against Dr Ibe Kachukwu quest for reappointment but inducing some questionable characters in the name of Delta Ijaw APC to push through his ambition will be resisted in totality.
We wish to sternly warn Azorbo and his Co-traducers to desist from using the name of Delta Ijaw APC forthwith for his fraudulent schemes. For appropriate sanctions await them all.
(1) High Chief Michael Johnny
Delta south senatorial candidate
(2) Hon. Ebiakpo Ezebri
(3) Emmanuel Oki
State welfare officer.
(4) Chief Christopher Porbeni
(5) Hon. Oluwale Karetimi
(6) Barr Pius Akpe
(7) Chief Ari O Ari
(8)Chief Duke Christopher
LGA chairman Patani.
(9) Prince B. Owei
LGA chairman Burutu.
(10) Mr Akpos Orupade
LGA chairman Bomadi.
(11) Moses Oyabrade
LGA secretary warri south west.
(12) Mr Blackman Edisemi.
Delta south senatorial youth leader.
(13) Mrs Akembofa Oyas
Woman leader Bomadi LGA.
(14) Betty Edolor
Woman leader Burutu