A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Ika North East Lcoal Government of Delta State, Hon John Amufa has said that Mr. Tony Obuh is not in any way a threat to Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa in the 2015 Delta State governorship election. Hon Amufa who is also the chairman, United Ika Landlords/Landladies Assocation stated this in an interview he granted newsmen during the week at Boji-Boji, Owa.
According to him, “we are hearing rumours that Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State is going to choose Mr. Tony Obuh, a retired permanent secretary, Government House as his successor. If the rumour is true, I am saying here without mincing words that Tony Obuh is not a match for Senator Ifeanyi Okowa. Obuh is never a threat to Okowa. If truly Uduaghan is supporting Obuh, it means both of them have skeleton in their cupboard. If not, why should Governor Uduaghan decides to settle for a civil servant who is not a true party man. Obuh has never held any political office and he knows nothing about governance. Obuh has never paid party dues and he hardly attends party meetings. Uduaghan is settling for Obuh because he needs someone who will cover his misdeeds in office. If I were to be Obuh I would have settled for a councillorship position instead of the governorship which he knows he will never get.
Hon Amufa who is known for his outspokenness on political issues described Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the most qualified and credible person to take over from Governor Uduaghan come 2015. He said Okowa is not only a man of the people he is also a true party man, a charismatic political leader, a loyal PDP member, a detribalized Deltan and a grassroot leader. If given the opportunity, Senator Okowa will transform Delta State positively. Okowa is a tested and trusted politician having served as council chairman, commissioner, secretary to the state government in the past and now a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
He therefore called on Deltans to settle for the best by supporting the governorship ambition of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.