The Delta State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to desist from trying to mislead the people of the state with it called “deliberate misinformation”.
A statement from the publicity secretary of the PDP in the state, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, which was made on available to Quick News Africa on Friday, wondered why the APC remained intent on in its “obdurate penchant for misinformation, disinformation, aimed wickedly at painting the hard-working Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa in a bad light”.
Osuoza’s statement cited the opposition party’s press statement, “Delta Monies Are Meant For The Development of Delta – Delta APC charges Governor Okowa”, through which it “tried, as usual, to hoodwink Deltans to believe its tales by moonlight that Governor Okowa used the funds of Delta State to grade and construct roads in Igueben Town, Edo State.
“Since when has an invitation by the governor of a state to his counterpart in another to commission a project become that the visiting governor spent the money of his state for the other State?
“We had already stated categorically that we will no longer recognize or glorify any impostor masquerading as ‘Publicity Secretary, APC, Delta State,’ with a response. Until they cleanse themselves of their confusion, our stand remains unshaken. But when misleading insinuations are made in the public space concerning the governance and appropriation of Delta State funds by anybody, whosoever, it becomes imperative to clear the air for Deltans and debunk the diversionary intent of those pedalling such malicious misinformation.”
Osuoza said the Governors’ Forum came to be, in order to consolidate the bond of governance in the spirit of one Nigeria, enable governors to engage in public policy discussions, promote inclusive governance, sustainable development across the country and promote collaboration between the governors and society and, since Okowa is the chairman of the South South Governors’ Forum, it was not out of place for him to visit any state in the region, especially governors who are party faithful, to “recognise their commendable efforts in the delivery of democracy dividends to their people and encourage them”.
Osuoza faulted the PAC’s stance on Okowa’s commissioning of the project in Edo State and wondered why the opposition was crying foul when its governors had commissioned projects in states governed by party faithful.
“Delta State PDP has consistently maintained that the APC in the State is peopled by unserious persons who thrive in frivolities. The latest outing by this alleged impostor masquerading as ‘State Publicity Secretary’, is a further confirmation of this [as] a callous delusion in disinformation.
“We, once again, refer the APC to the widely reported plethora of outstanding and enduring infrastructural projects, including inner roads in our communities across the three Senatorial zones in the State, which the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has been delivering regularly in the last 5 years.
“Truth is that these traducers may not understand the working of extant laws as they relate to governments, otherwise it becomes inconceivable to fathom how they came to twist two governors’ cordial relationship to mean that one is using the fund of his state to construct projects in the other. It is wicked.”
Osuoza urged the peopleof the state to debunk the claims and “spurious assertions of the APC,” as it is aimed at “distortion of facts and the true position of things to cause disaffection between Deltans and their beloved governor by raising false alarms over everything and peddling false claims through misinformation and disinformation against him. They are this wicked.”