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Orubebe attacks PDP, says Okowa marginalising Ijaw in Delta State

  Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has described his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as a party dominated by ungrateful and sadistic elements
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Speaking on the alleged marginalization of the Ijaw in Delta state by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Orubebe said: “In Delta state, Governor Okowa has been deliberately sidelining the Ijaw people who stood by him in all his two elections and it is painful and sad.
The Ijaw people fought for him all through. In good and bad times, they were there for him. “The deputy governor is Ijaw but I can tell you that he is just a name there, even though he is not talking or complaining. “I saw basically a helpless and a hopeless situation when I visited him twice since 2014. The second visit was just a month or two ago. What explanation can he give the Ijaw people who gave him all their support?
“There is always a day of reckoning and some of us are coming out to talk now because we thought he was going to change; but  he has decided not to change. “I want to advise him to discuss with the leaders of the Ijaws and explain the issues he is having with Ijaw people.
 “We shall continue to express our minds on all issues bordering on the nation, at the state and national levels.” Orubebe also accused Governor Okowa of deliberately sidelining the Ijaw in the state despite their massive support to  become governor. He alleged that Okowa abandoned the Ijaw shortly after becoming governor, a development that contradicted the governor’s earlier promise to remain a father for all tribes in the state.
Orubebe reiterated: “In Delta state, Governor Okowa has been deliberately sidelining the Ijaw people who stood by him in all his two elections and it is painful and sad. The Ijaw people fought for him all through. They were there for him. “There is always a day of reckoning and some of us are coming out to talk now because we thought Governor Okowa was going to change but  he has decided not to change”.
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