Hon. Monday Igbuya, speaker Delta State House of assembly has Accused former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan led administration of been responsible for the social and economic backwardness of Sapele in the past 8years of his administration despite the support given to him by the people of the area.
The speaker made this accusation in Sapele, while speaking with journalists after his thanksgiving ceremony for his successful election into the state assembly and his emergence as speaker.
Rt Hon Igbuya described the action of Uduaghan against the people of Sapele as an act of wickedness. According to him the twin projects of Sapele market and the Sapele township stadium, which were awarded by Chief James Ibori, but later inherited by Governor Uduaghan are very dear to the people yet he could not complete them.
To make matter worse, he said one of their sons in his cabinet who could advise him properly refused to do so, rather he allocated 900 stores for himself and his people
He said in the past 8years we don’t know what we did to him (Uduaghan) we worked for him. The two projects awarded by former Governor Ibori inherited by him, the Sapele township stadium and main market for the past 8years nothing good came out of them, that tells you the wickedness
Of the last administration”
He said further “to make matters worse our son, who could have advise the governor very well allocated about 900 stores to himself and his people.
The speaker disclosed that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has ordered the contractor handling the Sapele main market back to site stressing that if Uduaghan wanted to take the glory of Sapele stadium, he would have completed and commission it before leaving office.
Igbuya also used the opportunity to call on the state government to create enabling environment for private investors to take over some public owned companies most especially African Timber and Plywood (ATP) which is owned by the state government. He assured that the state assembly would meet the expectations of Deltans by making good laws for the good governance of the state