In saner climes, Government takes it upon herself to mentor her youths towards productive ventures, rather than covertly or overtly encouraging them to tow the line of making money through the fast lane. In other words, the thought of building future leaders who take over the helm of affairs at every given time preoccupies the minds of such governments.
Because of the harsh economy that has been foisted on Delta Youths by bad leadership in the State, some hungry youths are now vulnerable to PDP political merchants who see them as willing tools to commit electoral fraud/crime.
Information reaching Delta APC is that youths from Owa axis of Ika Nation in Delta State are being recruited by PDP led Government of Delta State for the purpose of election violence/malfeasance in Local Government Areas in Edo State that share boundaries with Delta State. Reports have it that youths are moving in droves to Orhionwon Local Government Area of Edo State, where Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is reported to have a stronger hold.
What surprises Delta APC is that, those who have filial relationship with and/ or closely related to the Governor of Delta State are not part of the intended political cannon fodders being deceived to go to Edo State to cause mayhem and other political vices before and during the Governorship election!
We want to use this medium to call on the Governor of Delta State, those working at his behest or using their relationship with the Governor to create problems before and during the Governorship election to have a rethink. But if they insist on using the children of the poor in expanding their political empires, their children and relations should also be recruited for their quest for political conquest in Edo State.
Deltans are not unaware of the fact that the daughter of the Governor is an SSA to the Governor, has deep pockets and old enough and qualified for recruitment to the political field in Edo State. The Governor’s brother is currently the DG of Delta State Sports Council. An in-law to the Governor is the Chairman of Delta State Scholarship Board. Also, other relatives of his occupy sensitive and juicy positions in the State Government. They should also be reached to be at the forefront of the elections, not only the children of the poor.
As for Delta youths, particularly the ones from Owa area of Ika Nation, please avoid being used to cause political violence and/ or any form of election malpractice. Whatever the political marauders promised you cannot shape your life for the better. Living a better life is in your hands. Please shun the soured offer from the enemies of your future.
Sylvester Imonina, Esq.,
Publicity Secretary, APC, Delta State.
12th of September, 2020.