KOKORI— A former House of Representatives member, Mr. Solomon Edoja, has faulted the South-South delegates at the national conference on their position on resource control.
Edoja, who spoke during a town hall meeting at his country home in Kokori, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State, said the South-South delegates allowed delegates from other regions to actualise their aspirations while theirs were deferred to the future.
He said: “I am disappointed with the situation that we find ourselves because we are now begging for the percentage that should be accepted on derivation.
“All these issues should have been dealt with first because these are the issues that hold this country together.”
On the 2015 general elections, he warned aspirants from the three senatorial districts gunning for the Delta State governorship election not to hide behind ethnicity in actualising their political aspirations.
He said: “In all previous gubernatorial election, the three senatorial districts participated just like in 2007 when Senator Ifeanyi Okowa ran with Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. If he had won, would Delta North now be saying it is their turn?
“Politicians from Delta North must first put their house in order before coming to solicit support from Delta South and Delta Central.”