By Grandball Joel
Former Publicity secretary of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief Chris Ominimini has accused the governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa of under development because of his ethnic bigotry.
Addressing newsmen yesterday at Ughelli in Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, the APC chieftain accused the governor of developing his local government where there is no single drop of oil to the detriments of other oil producing communities unlike the previous administrations were development was spread across the state.
Ominimini said, “During the time of Felix Ibru there was equal distribution of infrastructures, when Ibori was there as Urhobo man, there was spread of infrastructures and when Udugahan was also there, there was spread to a reasonable extent but Okowa has eroded the spirit of unity and unison
“He has abandoned other local governments to develop his area where there is no single drop of oil and it will be difficult for him and for any other person that would want to rule the state when he is not from an oil producing area.”
Accusing the governor of eroding the spirit of unity and unison in the state, he held that, “The infrastructural development in other local government is zero compare to the massive development in his local government area, the Ika axis and those who come from that area will never find anything wrong with his leadership style.
While urging local government workers to use the instrument of collective bargaining to addressed the issue, he said, “The joint account is a relieve to local government workers but now it has turned to be a punishment.
“What comes from federal allocation to the various local governments is been trapped by the governor and what go to the local government is lesser, as the governor is using the instrument of the joint account put workers in hunger because he knew that his is a one term governor.
Chief Chris Ominimini