Former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly and All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship hopeful, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei has called out incumbent governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to show his performance card in facts and figures to warrant a re-election in 2019.
Addressing hundreds of leaders and stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Aniocha/Oshimili federal constituency in Asaba, Rt. Hon. Barr. Ochei stated that the Okowa administration has continued to lead the people of the state by the nose and by deceit.
According to him, Okowa kept saying he met huge debts to the tune of about N638billion when he assumed office as governor, but has refused to declare how much he also met in the state’s coffers.
“How much did you meet when you assumed office as governor? We are informed and we know what we are saying. I challenge Okowa to a debate on the affairs of Delta State. Let Okowa come forth and declare how much he met in Delta State coffers when he assumed office.”
“I was speaker in this state and we passed budgets and I can tell what we have in the books. He should stop bamboozling Deltans about debts. Take a look at Asaba, the state capital and the Aniocha Oshimili federal constituency and draw your conclusions about the Okowa led PDP government.”
“It doesn’t take donkey years to bring transform in a state like Delta if you know what to do, I left my imprints at the Delta State House of Assembly in the three years of my speakership. Make me governor and in two years if you don’t see significant transformation across the state, write me off.”
On mode of primaries, Ochei declared for direct primaries and called out other aspirants to endorse it as it prepares the party ahead of the 2019 general elections, noting that the touted fear of insecurity as inconsequential