By Tobe Emekekwue
The Delta state commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu has said that the series of allegations made by opposition parties in the state, holds no semblance to the truth.
He maintained that the 850billion loan which was said to have been borrowed by the state government is a lie created by the opposition to discredit the work of Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and his administration.
Speaking at a Press Briefing of journalists today, in Asaba, the commissioner said, “when people claim that contractors are from one part of the state, you know that it’s pure propaganda”, stressing that it is of an uttermost importance that every sector of the state is carried along in the democratization process especially in policies, appointments, projects, among others.
While extolling the qualities of the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state, Sheriff Oborevwori , Aniagwu said, “we have produced and showcased a candidate that we believe has the capability of uniting our people”, noting that Oborevwori possesses a development trajectory, a vision for a Pan Delta and a development agenda with a continuation of the Okowa administration.
On the trend of vote buying from civil servants by the two major political parties, Aniagwu explained that civil servants are often given incentives and denied having knowledge of whatever activities the opposition party was doing.
He emphasized that voting for Oborevwori, means protecting the political DNA of the state and a continuation of policy for the DNA of the state to be intact.
Aniagwu expressed hopes that the elections on Saturday would see to the emergence of a man who would design a united front with his policies, projects, appointments, ethnic and social interactions and most importantly religious interactions. “Delta is moving forward and with Oborevwori we believe that we would move further”. He said.
Meanwhile, the information commissioner commended the Arise News team for organizing a debate section for the gubernatorial candidates in the state and addressed the absence of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Sherriff Oborevwori from the debate.
“We had looked forward to a debate before the postponement of the election which was supposed to hold on the 11th of this month. Incidentally the timing and the time the invitation came was not convenient enough for us to proceed, having scheduled a whole lot of interface with the people’’.
On his part, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okowa, Olisa Ifejiaka further discredited the allegations and pointed out some inconsistencies during the gubernatorial debate by SDP’s Kenneth Gbagi describing them as “lies from the pit of hell”.
Ifejiaka also pointed out that some of the candidates demonstrated crass ignorance especially towards the health sector in the state.