By Binebai Princewill
A revered leader in Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom in both Warri South and Warri South West Local Government Areas of Delta State, Hon. Joseph Hitler has written His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State on the pathetic state of things bedeviling Ogbe-Ijoh Warri kingdom since he took over the mantle of leadership as Governor of the state.
Hon. Joseph Hitler had accused the Governor of Delta State for deliberately neglecting the developmental yearnings of the Ogbe-Ijoh people, stressing that all communities in the Kingdom have remained static in terms of Development since the birth of Okowa’s administration in the state.
Hitler, a renowned Niger Delta philanthropist, advocate of good governance and social crusader made the accusation via a press statement he personally signed and issued to newsmen in Warri yesterday, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide.
However, the emerging business tycoon cum politician had presented seven (7) important demands to Governor Okowa to urgently deal with before the end of his tenure, adding that the people of Ogbe-Ijoh despite their political and economic contributions towards the growth and development of the Peoples Democratic Party, Delta State at larger and ultimately his electoral victories could not point to any reasonable thing that the Governor has done for them, describing the situation as unfortunate and the highest level of political treachery.
The statement reads below:
OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR) IFEANYI ARTHUR OKOWA EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF DELTA STATE, GOVERNMENT HOUSE ASABA.
THE UNDERDEVELOPMENT AND INTENTIONAL NEGLECT OF OGBE -IJOH WARRI KINGDOM.
Hon Joseph Hitler, Former Secretary Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Diebiri , Communities Development Committee, CDC, Former Vice- Chairman Ogbe -Ijoh Warri Governing Council, former Secretary, PDP Ogbe-Ijoh Ward-1, an astute Politician, businessman, a philanthropist and also an activist.
With my heartbroken mindset , i decided to write you for the disturbing situation of Ogbe -Ijoh Warri Kingdom in Warri South and Warri South- West Local Government Area of Delta State. The issues affecting Ogbe- Ijoh Warri kingdom as the executive Governor of our dear state, you have the capacity and it is also your responsibility to develop a state, kingdom and communities under your watch in a constitutional and democratic setting.
In your Government, Ogbe – Ijoh Warri Kingdom development case is different. You refused to take Ogbe -Ijoh cases serious, you handle Ogbe -Ijoh issues in a nonchallant way.
Your Excellency Sir, below are some of the critical issues affecting Ogbe-Ijoh Warri Kingdom that needs your urgent intervention.
- As a matter of urgency, personally visist the Ogbe -Ijoh and Aladja land dispute site to mark out the agreed Gazzetted report, we are losing future leaders every day.
- Immedialtely Kickstart Ogbe -Ijoh urban Modern market Warri in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State.
- Ogbe-Ijoh as the Headquaters of Warri South- West Local Government Area do not have a proper road network.
- Ogbe-Ijoh General Hospital is in a dilapilated situation as only snakes and other animals that are doing treatments in the hosptital.
- Ogbe -Ijoh Aladja link road has become a death trap.
6 In political appointment, Ogbe -Ijoh has been shortchanged in your Government, all appointments made to our indigenes cannot even feed their families if they are to only rely on the appointment.
7. Renovate and refurbish the Ogbe -Ijoh Warri Kingdom palace in Warri South-West Local Government Area and build Ogbe -Ijoh Palace Annex in Warri Gra, Warri South etc.