Breaking News

Politicians, group fight over council chief

UGHELLI—Political office holders from Abraka Clan, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State and leadership of a group, Abraka Political Movement, are at daggers drawn over the performance of chairman of the local government council, Chief Anthony Akpocha Oboroh.

While the political office holders lauded the council boss’ performance in office, the group passed a vote of no confidence on him over poor performance in office.

In passing a no confidence vote on the council chairman, leader of the group, Mr. Choice Achakpekri, had in a paid newspaper advert accused the chairman of not justifying the mandate given him by the people, but the office holders, in a statement, described the no confidence vote by the group as baseless, fruitless and a deliberate attempt to smear image of the local government chairman.

Those who signed the statement include the council’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Udugbawa Goodluck, and councillors from the area, namely Mr. Iboyitete Midwest, Mr Idoghor Emmanuel, Mr Onose Onokpoma, Mr Kennedy Eruotor and Mr Elvis Agbamu.

Others are Mr Oghenekparede Abel, Supervisory Councilor, Mr. Ogidiagba Benson, Mr. Izu Christopher and Mr. Emojoroh David, Project Monitors.

The office holders contended that Abraka people were being given their fair share in the political scheme of things by the present administration in the council, in terms of appointment and development projects.

They emphasized that it was absolutely unimaginable for the group to have thought that Abraka clan,  with its three wards, would have equal share of appointive and elective positions with Agbon clan with eight wards.

They argued that Chief Anthony Oboroh’s administration in the council had executed  projects in Abraka clan and listed such projects to include an ultra-modern healthcare centre at Umeghen, an abattoir and apron room at Urhuoka.

They also identified one block of three classrooms at Urhuoka Primary School 1 and another 1 block of three classrooms at  Urhuoka Primary School II and two blocks of twenty market stores at Oria–Abraka as other projects the administration had delivered.

“Before Chief Oboroh assumed office as the council boss, the Orhia –Abraka Clan was having problem of electricity and our monarch, HRM Adakaji, appealed to him and the problem became a thing of the past;” they argued.

They also urged the group to embrace the pace of development of the chairman’s administration and enjoined them to come together to move the local government to the next level.


Comments expressed here do not reflect the opinions of vanguard newspapers or any employee thereof.