A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Michael Johnny, has said that the former governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan promoted ethnic unity and peace among the people of the state, advising the current administration to build on the remarkable legacy.
Johnny, who was reacting to the planned protest against former Governor Uduaghan, said it was a plot to cause a serious ethnic disunity among the people of Delta State.
The Ijaw leader said “Uduaghan’s eight years in office witnessed remarkable peace and harmony among Urhobo, Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri and all other ethnic nationalities in the state, and there were human and infrastructural projects executed across the state. So, there is no justification for such protest against Uduaghan, the current administration led by Ifeanyi Okowa should ensure all tribes in the state continue to enjoy sustainable peace and unity”.
Johnny, also chairman of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, said “most politicians in Delta State today were made by former Governor James Ibori, thank God Ibori is a free man now and he is back to the country. The immediate former governor, Emmanuel Udughan, in his eight years in office, he touched more lives, and several developmental projects were executed, and now it appears some persons are planning to betray and bring Uduaghan down, it is unfair and wicked”.
“ Let me sincerely advise the sponsors of the planned protest against Uduaghan to have a rethink because that was how some persons in Delta State because of jealousy and hatred ignorantly connived with outside forces against Ibori. Both Ibori and Uduaghan had served and contributed to the development of the state, Okowa should focus on governance and not otherwise”.