By Charles Kumolu
DELTA State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan has declared that the Itsekiri and other tribes in Delta South Senatorial District would no longer play second fiddle to the Ijaw in the distribution of power.
Uduaghan, who was reacting to a report that plans have been concluded by an Ijaw group to purchase a nomination form for Sen James Manager, noted someone from another ethnic group should represent the zone in the next dispensation.
He said: “Never again will the other tribes that make up Delta South Senatorial District particularly the Itsekiri play second fiddle to the Ijaw in Peoples Democratic Party or any political arrangement in the senatorial district.
“ It should be noted that there are three ethnic groups in the district namely Itsekiri, Isoko and Ijaw. When participatory democracy returned in 1999, the Isoko had the first shot with Sen Stella Omu who served for a term.
“ In 2003, the Ijaw presented Sen James Manager who still represents the zone. This cannot and will never be the fairness and equity the PDP stands for. Unless there are making us believe that impunity still exists in the party which we don’t want to believe. The distinguish Senator shouldn’t even think of contesting the party primary not to talk of going back to the Senate. The Warri People mandate will use everything at its disposal politically to stop this from repeating itself.”