A Gbaramatu kingdom born human right and environmental activist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has, again re-assured the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state of total mobilisation of Deltans to ensure a landslide victory for him and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidates in the 2019 general elections. Mulade made the declaration in Abuja, while speaking with journalist on Sunday.
Mulade also urged government appointees in Governor Okowa’s cabinet to furnish the governor with truthful and timely information regarding the state of deplorable roads in major cities such as Asaba, Warri, Ughelli, Sapele, Abraka, Agbor and other local government areas in the state.
He noted that a tour around major cities within the Delta has proved contrary to several political media reports claiming that several millions of naira have been spent on road construction and rehabilitation that made the popular slogan Ekwueme, the road master governor.
He said: “It is important to state and inform Governor Ifeanyi Okowa that there is no motorable road in Delta cities and many of the riverine communities are deliberately deprived of development in spite of their huge contribution to the state.
“The state government should do something about the bad condition of roads within major junctions of cities in the state, this will encourage free flow of commercial activities, mobility and transportation before clamouring for the return of companies that left the state,” Mulade said.
He further added that mind bugling number of political appointees numbering over 3, 203 with over N400million as salary should not be for praise singing and eye service, but Deltans are expecting the socio-economic and developmental benefits of retaining multitude of consumers who are egregiously gloated in copious consumption of the state resources.
Drawing Okowa’s attention to some abandoned projects by multi-national companies in riverine communities which have left the state due to insecurity and bad governance, Comrade Mulade appealed to Governor Okowa to takeover and complete the projects for the benefits of the people of the state.
Mulade said: “Though His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has done his best as regards road construction, however, government appointees should not go scrambling for contracts or fronting companies rather they should complement the governor’s efforts and ensure that contractors who abandon projects after mobilisation are prosecuted and blacklisted.”
“We will give the Governor Okowa’s administration credit if he insist that the right thing is done to correct some obvious administrative imbalance. Incompetent contractor, should not handle major projects in Delta State no matter their power of public relations or connections”