A political pressure group under the sponsorship of Ewu Axis Movement which comprise of Ewu, Okparebe and Arhavwarien political axis has condemned the purported endorsement of Dr. Richard Kofi for second term by Ughelli South youths, stating that the gathering was for the security of the local government area during the Yuletide period and not political meeting of Ughelli South youths.
The group said that Ughelli South youths lack the powers to endorse Dr. Kofi for second tenure as they insisted that is now the turn of Ewu political axis to produce Ughelli South local government chairman.
They further stated that, Corm. Royal Eyarebe who is a factional president of Ewu youths lacks the blessing and capacity to speak on behalf of Ewu political axis, let alone, Hon. Happy Gbeke and Corm. Francis Akatika who are not of Ewu extraction.
The group call on Archbishop Cyril Odutemu, Archbishop (Dr.) JMO Arhavwarien, Chief A.P. Fovie, Hon. Michael Oshetigho and all the Ughelli South political leaders to prevail on governor Okowa of the zoning formula of one term for Olomu political axis in Ughelli South for equity, justice and fair play.
They said as for the zoning, they recalled that after the first tenure of Hon. Paul Etaga who was from Ewu as council chairman the people of Olomu led a delegation to the governor of Delta State to inform him that, it was Ewu man that just left the council and they said they “it is the turn of Olomu axis to produce the next council chairman which led to the coming of Dr. Richard Kofi as the present council chairman.
“At that point, it was agreed that after Dr. Kofi finishes his first tenure, the chairman position of Ughelli South will come back to Ewu axis and the same Olomu people that said Ewu should not go for second tenure in the council are now pushing for second term just to scuttle the existing zoning formular in Ughelli South.
The group called on the Delta State Governor, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to intervene and warned in strong term that the broad daylight injustice that is about to be orchestrated on the people of Ewu should be discarded by all concerned leaders of Ughelli South to save the life of PDP for future election in the council.