There’s nothing to celebrate in Delta— OPPOSITION
By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba—AS the nation marks another Democracy Day tomorrow, the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration in Delta State has scored self high in delivering dividends of democracy to Deltans, but the opposition insisted that there was nothing to celebrate.
Speaking to our reporter in Asaba, the Senior Political Adviser to the governor, Chief Ighoyota Amori, said: “We are matching forward under the leadership of Dr. Uduaghan in all fields of human endeavour. We are matching forward and finishing strong.”
However, the state Chairman of Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, Chief Tony Ezeagwu, disagreed, saying “there is nothing to celebrate in Delta State as dividend of democracy except the democracy itself, which we have to join other Nigerians to celebrate.
“Deltans will only get dividends of democracy when they are allowed to vote and their votes count.”
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, said “the state had witnessed great progress like never before under this administration.
“Our three-point agenda of human capital development, infrastructural development and peace and security as our strategy has turned our economy into one of the fastest growing economies in Nigeria, while our initiative of Delta beyond oil is culminating into the industrialisation and diversification of our state into a truly modern state with multiple streams of revenue.”
State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, Chief Frank Igwebike, on his part, said: “Democracy in Delta State is moving forward in as much as there is hope for change in 2015.
“Are Deltans enjoying the benefits of democracy? Yes. There is pipe-borne water in all parts of the state and there is free and qualitative education for all.”