Immediate past secretary to Delta state government, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay, on Sunday, said that only politicians with sinister motives and bad records would be afraid of the people’s desire to vote it right in the 2019 general elections.
Macaulay, who responded to rumours that the Isoko Political Exodus (IPE), a pressure group pushing for the development of the Isoko nation in Delta state, was floated to fight against the interest of some political stakeholders in Isoko, stated that the IPE is built with a vision to reform politics, check impunity and ensure fair play and responsive government.
The former leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Delta state, who is also a grand patron of the IPE, made the statement when he paid a condolence visit to senior special assistant to the governor on peace and conflict resolution, Hon. Lawrence Ofremu, over the death of his mother in Oleh, Isoko south local government area of the state.
Macaulay, who was accompanied by Arch. Amby Okuhor, Chief Sunny Utoro, Chief Emmanuel Edevor, Hon Moses Idiowa, Chief Joshua Oghole, Mr Felix Ofo, said the group has come to stay and cannot be destroyed.
“It has come to stay. Exodus is not a party thing. Let no one be afraid because of his membership of the exodus. The exodus will fight and revolt against tyrannical leadership, nepotism, oppression, inconsiderate governance and divide and rule leadership.”
According to him, the fact that the group mobilised to ensure that eligible voters register for their Permanent Voters Card reaffirms its stand for due process, adding that it should be encouraged, sustained and applauded.
He urged Isoko and members of the group to stand firm in their belief even as he stated that Isoko will support and vote who has its interest at heart.
Recall that the group which has over 10,000 members was inaugurated in Oleh, with the presence of chairman of the ceremony, Hon. Mathias Eto, Engr. Goodluck Idele, Hon. Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare, IPE national coordinator, Hon. Okiemute Esien, Engr. Daniel Omoyibo, Alex Omu and many others in attendance.