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Consider us for political appointment – leaders of Egbema beg Okowa

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By David Owei

The leaders of Egbema Kingdom under the aegis of Egbema Leaders of Thought in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta state has called on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to appoint their sons and daughters in his second tenure for their loyalty and massive support they give to him in all his governorship elections in the state.

Speaking with journalists in Warri on behalf of the Egbema Leaders of Thought (ELT), Ex- General and former member of Delta Water Ways and Land Security, Ambassador Aroni Oputu said the people of Egbema Kingdom in Warri North Local Government have not been given political appointment despite their loyalty and massive votes to deliver Governor Okowa and all the PDP candidates in every election in the state.

Speaking further, Ambassador Aroni recalled how the people of Egbema Kingdom risked their lives to deliver Governor Okowa in the last governorship elections despite the pressure and promises of APC leaders.

“We have always supported and voted PDP in every elections, but when it is time for political appointment, the people of Egbema have never been considered. We are begging our dear governor to consider us this time,” Oputu said.

According to him, it will interest you to know that the Egbema Kingdom in Warri North local government that hosts Dibi oil field, Olero creek oil field, Opu-ekeba flow station operated by Chevron and Opuama flow station operated by NPDC, you can see that Egbema Kingdom contributes over fourth percent of the state internal revenue.

According to Oputu, “Despite our contributions to the state revenue and the massive votes to deliver our dear Governor, we the people of Egbema are yet to get any political appointment,” adding that the Egbema Kingdom has paid her dues, “So let our dear Governor consider us and look into our plights.”

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