June 17, 2009

Kevwe warns against imposition of candidate on Ughelli South LG

By Festus Ahon
ASABA—THE Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has been called upon to intervene in the seeming political imbalance in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the State.

Making the call in Asaba while speaking with newsmen, Prof. Ejovwho Johnson Kevwe alleged that a group of political Leaders in Ughelli South Local Government Area  has concluded plans to impose a chairmanship candidate of Ughievwen extraction on the people on the people of the local government area without the party primacies at a time the Federal Government is re-branding Nigeria, and the National Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is re-branding the party and its constitution.

Ejovwo lamented that since the creation of the local government in 1991, the Ewu political block (which include Ewu clan, Okparabe Clan and Arhavwarien Clan) has not been allowed to produce the chairman of the council because of the alleged deceptive tactics and privileged positions of the Ughievwen people.

He, therefore, warned that any attempt to impose the chairmanship candidate on the people of the local government will be strongly resisted and advised those responsible for conduction of  the election to follow the laid down guidelines of PDP to avoid any form of political chaos in the local government area.

“We have had enough of crisis in Delta State lately. We are tired of political troubles in the Niger Delta region. Let the process of selecting the chairmanship candidate be open and transparent otherwise Ughelli South Local Government Area will be ungovernable, he warned.