Ekiyor berates Delta Ijaw PDP for supporting Okowa without landmark projects


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Former Commissioner of Commerce and Industry in Delta State,  Chris Ekiyor, has lampooned Delta Ijaw Peoples Democratic Party PDP, elite, saying they should bury their heads in shame for supporting Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the past seven and half years without landmark projects in their area.

He said: “Where are the connecting roads in Ijaw areas constructed by this current administration? The only major project by Okowa’s administration in Ijaw area, the Ayakoromo bridge, has been abandoned despite our votes and oil revenue accruing from the Ijaw-speaking LGAs of the state.”

Ekiyor, who addressed newsmen at his country home, Patani, headquarters of Patani LGA of Delta State, criticised the state government for taking N150 billion loan, using oil assets from Ijaw-speaking area of state without a corresponding development to oil-bearing Ijaw communities.

Ekiyor, who is a former National President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, noted that such huge loan facility…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper