By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN —A group in the Niger Delta, under the auspices of the Warri Transparency Group, yesterday, appealed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to resolve the issue of political imbalance in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State, by creating additional state House of Assembly seats in the area.
The group in a statement by its President, Ebilade Deinkumor and Publicity Secretary, Patricia Seleke, argued that the creation of additional House of Assembly seats would correct the age long political imbalance in the area.
Reacting to the criticism of alleged non- performance levelled against the Chairman of the council, Mr George Ekpemupolo, by one Michael Johnny, the group described it as untrue, as the chairman had performed better than many chairmen in the country.
“One thing a society has always yearned for is good governance and that is what George Ekpemupolo epitomizes. It is a known fact that from the creation of Warri South West in 1996 till 2008 when Ekpemupolo became the chairman, the council has been operating from a dilapidated school building, but at present the council can boast of an ultra modern secretariat building that has no equal in the entire federation,” the group added.
The group, however, urged his critics to verify their facts correctly before criticizing, stressing that the council had witnessed meaningful development since his inception as chairman of the council.