A guest speaker of the Urhobo Youths Assembly (UYA) seminar, Dr. Charles Akpoki has disclosed that popularity is not a guarantee to win an election but influence and competent stressing that the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the 2019 Delta guber poll, Chief Great Ogboru would have become the governor of the state if he has listened to Chief James Ibori.
Making this assertion at a seminar held in Ughelli Kingdom recently, titled: “The role of the youths in modern day politics” Akpoki said we must address the mistake in politics that is hinged on if not me, nobody else will rule.
According to him: “Politics is a strategic thinking and planning to get it right.
Charles Akpoki said, I am using Great Ogboru who is my brother as an example to caution the Urhobo people and the youths to be focused in competent politics”.
Politics is different from influence. Influence is the ability to do things well.
Ibori has the influence but Ogboru has the popularity Akpoki said.
When Ogboru came back from abroad with his popularity, he should have listened to Ibori, the former governor of Delta State”.
Akpoki added: “Based on the influence and wealth garnered from the Federal level, Great Ogboru would have been a “political caterpillar” at Federal and State levels by now to show example to other politicians.
Akpoki used the opportunity to pour encomiums to the Deputy Senate President (DSP), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the Honourable member representing Ughelli North, South and Udu constituency, Hon. Francis Waive for their effective representation at the National Assembly.
In his speech, the President General (PG) Worldwide of UYA, Engr. Paul Essi said they have campaigned for unity among Urhobo youths in Nigeria at large, adding that their mission is to strengthen the politics of the youths in Urhoboland.