The majority leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Tim Owhefere, has said that those behind a faceless group that is bent on heating up the polity in Isoko north would be disgraced, stressing that their inflammatory statements were capable of pitching the people against one another.
Hon Owhefere while reacting to a publication by a group, under the aegis of Isoko for Development, said that no such group exists in Isoko land and that the allegations against his person in the said publication could elicit negative reactions from his teeming supporters and the good people of Isoko north constituency, the good people whom he represents in the state house of assembly.
The group had made a press statement where it released 13 points where it said Hon. Owhefere had allegedly failed in his constitutional duties to his people, hence he should not seek re-election to the state house of assembly for the fourth term.
But Hon. Owhefere in his reaction said that the claims were false and calculated at causing trouble in the peaceful land of Isoko north area of Delta state.
He said: “I view the outburst of the non-existent Isoko for Development group as unfortunate and worrisome. Even the name Iruoghene Ufi that signed as president of the group is fake.
“This campaign of calumny is being taking too far and I know that my supporters will get to the root of the matter at least to know those behind the publication.
“How can you sit down and put together falsehood against a serving member of the state legislature and push them out for public consumption all in the name of politics,” Hon Owhefere asked in a statement.
The lawmaker explained that he had provided quality representation to the people of Isoko north, stressing: “My achievements both at the floor of the house and physical development attracted to my constituency are verifiable. I am in constant touch with my people. I am always in my constituency, virtually every week.
“I love them and they love me. They have remained unequivocal in their support. So, anyone sponsoring lies against me because he wants to contest in 2019 is wasting his time because the Isoko people are too intelligent and discerning to be deceived for selfish reasons.”
Hon Owhefere noted that the issues of lack of mega projects in Isoko north, poor representation and projects abandonment raised in the publication were laughable, maintaining that when the time comes to, again, present his score cards to his constituents, he will do so with all sense of responsibility as there are a lot to showcase.
The majority meader thanked the people of Isoko north for their support to the state government and charged them never to lose faith in the PDP led administration, saying that he would remain committed to the growth and development of the constituency.