Political aide to Delta state governor, Ossai Ovie Success, has reacted to the outburst of a Nigeria singer, Harrysong, over his statement that Governor Okowa is not a leader but a business man and has done nothing about Ogbe Ijoh and Aladja crisis.
Mr Ossai who reacted to HarrySong on his Facebook wall described Harrysong comment as uninformed comment .
“I never wanted to reply Harrysong becauss he is an attention seeker but being someone who is uninformed about the Governor Okowa’s effort in bringing peace to Ogbe Ijoh and Aladja, I need to inform him that his allegations are baseless because the crisis between Ogbe Ijoh and Aladja has been there before Governor Okowa came into office.
“Governor Okowa has tried in bringing lasting peace to the two communities by setting up committees, holding meeting with stakeholders and security agencies. As a leader , he has been working tirelessly to make sure peace is restored back to the two communities .
“He has met with the two communities stakeholders, sued for peace between the people of Gbaramatu, Aladja, and Udu communities in the state. The Governor has also set up a committee to find lasting solution to the crisis.
“In May, 2016, he inaugurated the eight-man committee urging them to define, survey and demarcate the extent of the land in dispute between Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities; and recommend actions to be taken by the state government to finally resolve the crisis and sustain mutual inter-communal relations.
“The committee had submitted its report but, it requires a process for the white paper to be released. The state government’s swift mediation has stemmed the brewing crisis between Urhobo and Ijaw ethnic nationalities in the state.
The state governemnt is currently working on lasting solution on the land dispute among Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh communities .
He said since May 29 2015, Governor Okowa swore to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Delta state and has not failed on the promise.
He said Harrysong recently held a peace concert in Asaba the state capital where there is peace instead of going to his community where he said there is crisis .
“As a musician, what song has Harrysong recorded and what peace concert has held in Ogbe Ijoh and Aladja to preach peace to the people?
“The governor is a peace lover , his efforts need commendation, Harrysong should as a matter of urgent record a song and plan a peace concert in Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja, we will support him.” he said.