OKOWA IS DISAPPOINTING US! – OMES OGEDEGBE

BEING PRESENTATION BY OMES OGEDEGBE, ESQ. NATIONAL COORDINATOR CONFAB FOR HUMAN RIGHT ACTUALIZATION AT THE EVENT OF THE DELTA STATE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY COMRADE REX ANIGHORO, SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE DELTA STATE GOVERNOR ON CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AT THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA ON 14TH DECEMBER, 2017
I must like other discussants express my gratitude to the organizers of this program for their faith in our Democratic system.
I am confident in making the above submissions as we are yet to get it right as a Nation as upon the Advent of democracy those who have aspired to direct the affairs of the nation were but Judas Is a chariot of modern day who have willfully betrayed the people with a symbolic kiss and thereafter left the scene for the current political comedians and clowns after creating their political dynasty.
It is only in Nigeria we saw how the erection of a statue was commissioned as development in IMO state. While Nigerians were waiting for the expiration of the drugs we saw for the first time in our political history the appointment of the younger sister of the Imo state governor as commissioner for for happiness and couples fulfilment.
While political comedians have flooded the executive arm of government the legislative arm is no better with a senate entertaining Nigerians with funny debates climaxed By the  arch comedian appearing at the hallowed chambers with a convocation gown.
We as deltans joined other states indigenes in Criticizing the IMO state appointment of a happiness commissioner without looking inward.
Where in the world do we have political appointees fairly competing with civil servants in Terms  of numbers? As we speak, despite the biting recession the Okowa government have 2304 political appointees\aides (outside subsequent appointments) receiving 383 million monthly only as salaries outside allowances and just recently an appointment worst than commissioner for happiness was announced I.e SSA on youth monitoring despite the appointment of an elder as the commissioner for youth and sport.
For deltans to criticize the IMO state governor for appointing his sister is same as the kettle calling the pot black. Its on record Governor Okowa appointed his elder brother Chief Tony Okowa as Chairman Delta state sport commission likewise Mr Solomon Okowa who was certified as consultant in revenue collection by ministry of commerce and industry for collection of haulage fee from heavy duty trucks and vehicle operators.
It is shameful our civil servants are yet to receive their November salary in December while we blame the federal government other States have paid up to December, 2017.
It is sad indeed that while the River state government has championed the EndSARs crusade that have like wild fire spread across Nigeria our state government has turned a deaf ear with our SARS Delta abandoning their constitutional duties of preventing crime.
SARS as a creature of the police force is more comic than our politicians . the today SARS goes with the notion any young successful Nigerian Is a fraudster and Nigerian on sag trouser and dreaded hair is a criminal. This notion is not only a fallacy bug morally unacceptable as the physical appearance of a man has gotten nothing to do with the construction of his heart.
While other states have been very critical of the police negativity, the delta state government have through administrative policies illegally enriched the police as the recent state directive to the effect tricycles plying the high way shall be impounded by the state government speaks volume.
We agree the state needs transformation to effectively compete with other States but we refuse to agree our dear state should be governed like a private concern as the Uduagha's episode is still ever green.We can not be ruled like a conquered territory. All out laws must be in black and white. Let us leave our comfort zone that take our position on the side of the truth as  spectator is either a coward or a traitor.
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