By Onozure Dania
WARRI—A former Supervisory Councillor for Culture and Tourism in Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, Mr. David Oki, has dismissed speculations of the endorsement of Mr. Michael Tidi as Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for Warri South in the forthcoming state council election, stressing that the state governor could not have imposed anyone.
Oki, who spoke at the popular Okere Market Square, Warri, said he was running for the Warri South chairmanship job and people should desist from spreading rumours that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa endorsed any candidate for the position, when the primaries have not held.
Oki said: “The governor won’t impose any candidate, having started his political career as a councillor, later council chairman, commissioner, SSG, Senator and then emerging the Governor of Delta State.”
Oki, who promised to work towards the actualisation of a Warri University in Warri “as the oldest province in Delta State,” if given the mandate as the next Chairman of Warri South, said as councillor in Warri South Legislative Arm, he initiated the construction of King George Centenary Hall at the Warri South council sub-secretariat.
Promising to do everything possible to ensure that Delta Ports, Warri, becomes fully functional if he becomes the next Warri South council boss, Oki disclosed that his agenda will primarily focus on peace and security as well as empowerment for the people.
The legal practitioner urged all aspirants to the Warri South chairmanship seat to be prepared for the party primaries in line with the PDP philosophy of level-playing field for contestants.
Esisi Ward PDP leader, Pa. Dandy Idundun and renowned educationalist, Pa. Churchill Oki were among PDP stalwarts that spoke glowingly about Oki at the declaration.