Democracy Day: Deltans divided over Okowa’s performance
As Delta State joins other states across the nation to celebrate Democracy Day on May 29, 2018, some people of the state have said that the day is worth celebrating, while others disagree.
A member of the Delta State Elders Council/Peace Building Committee, Hon. Joe Ikhena, stated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has brought a lot of innovations to the state, and commended him for enthroning peace, law and order in the state, and also creating employment for Deltans.
Also, Hon. Austin Chikezie, Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, maintained that with the assistance of the governor, the CBN has set aside N2 billion to assist farmers under the Anchor Borrowers Programme to boost food production with access to loans at minimal interest rate.
On his part, the state chairman, Universal Basic Education Board, Hon. Sunny Ogwu,) explained that since Governor Okowa came on board, the teachers in the state are very committed to their duties as issues relating to absenteeism and other acts are now history in the state.
He commended the governor for assisting in payment of salaries to primary school teachers though, he claimed that the governor is rendering the help as a result of his love for Deltans.
Godknows Igali, Burutu Local Government Council chairman, maintained that both all areas in the state are feeling the impact of Okowa’s administration as lots of roads have been constructed.
But a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Hon. Austin Ogbaburhon said the governor has not performed up to required standard, therefore APC is calling on Deltans to embrace change.
He lampooned the governor over the flooding situation in major roads of the state capital, saying that such things do not befit a state capital.