WARRIâ€”SPEAKER of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martin Okonta, has saidÂ Delta North senatorial district would support the plan by the three senatorial districts of the state to return Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for a second term in 2011.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Vanguard, he said:Â Â â€œDelta North people are aware of the moves in the Delta Central and Delta South senatorial districts to support the governor for a second term and we in Delta North are not against it.
â€œWe have always had two terms for any incumbent governor and so, Uduaghanâ€™s own should not be an exception to the rule, he must have his eight years correctly.â€
Without removing a day of it. â€œSo, I am of theÂ view that Delta North is fully in support.Â Â Uduaghanâ€™s visions are being sponsored by Delta North people who want him to come back a second time and complete his good works.
â€œIf there was any way we would have amended theÂ constitution because of his achievements, we would have asked him to continue because it has never been as good as it is now with us in the state.â€
On the leadership crisis in Delta North, Okonta said:Â Â â€œHonestly, you know politics is about people and you donâ€™t expect everybody to be in the same camp.
â€œAs time goes on, you will see that they will all be in one place because they are all saying the samething, whether you are from Uduaghan Vision, whether you are from Anioma Political Forum, everybody wants Uduaghan to come back for a second term, nobody is against it.
â€œDonâ€™t forget that everybody has his own political interests, they are from various groups and they could spring up later to make their own requests, so their argument is normal as long as the brickbats they are throwing at each other did not lead to confusion and quarrel, as long as they do not go to the extent of fighting one another.
â€œItâ€™s normal to have your camps but what is legitimate is that it should be constructive.â€