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Burutu: Ward11 benefited much, demand to produce next council chair not fair – Group

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By Esther Eugene, Warri

 

Burutu North Coalition For Equity and Justice (BNCEJ) has said that the demand by ward 11 to produce the next council chairman is not fair,  saying that ward 11 in Burutu has benefited so much in terms of elective offices and political appointment.

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The group spokesman, Mr. Douye said in a release sent via email to Daily Watch, said “Our attention has been drawn to mischievous publications accredited to desperate persons and their cohorts in Burutu ward 11, stating that the ward is yet to produce Council chairman since the creation of the LGA.

“We wish to state unequivocally that Burutu Ward 11 is not marginalised politically, and that the cry of the bird in the night can’t kill the baby in the morning this time around.

”The desperate and mischievous publications flying in the social media are not only meant to mislead but to attract undue public sympathy and favour from critical political stakeholders, governor of the State and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.” He said.

 

According to the group ” Burutu leadership and the Peoples Democratic Party, are aware that a son of Ogulagha in ward 11, in the person of Chief Francis Bomiebi was elected as PDP vice chairman in Burutu LGA, secondly, Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi from ward 11 became leader of Burutu legislative arm.

”Again, it is worthy of note that Hon. Combolos Ekisa was elected from the same ward 11, this time from Odimodi community to be vice chairman in the council for about 5years and following the appointment of the chairman, Godknows Angele, as commissioner for housing in the state, he was sworn in as chairman of the Council for over a year.

”Going forward, the same Ward 11, Ogulagha community precisely, is currently holding the Burutu federal constituency seat for three consecutive terms now. This is invariably when he completes it, will be a consecutive 12 years tenure. In the history of Burutu no ward had ever enjoyed this privilege. Now what office is greater than that of the house of reps seat in Burutu, those shouting marginalisation in ward 11 should answer?.

”It is also on record that a well refined son of Ogulagha Kingdom in ward 11, Ambassador Shedrack Agediga arose to the position of DESOPADEC board director, now chairman of Delta State Scholarship and Bursary Board.

”This is greed and desperation for power taken too far. Ward 11 seizes the house of reps seat for three terms despite there are many political wards in Burutu LGA that have not produced an house of reps member since the creation of Burutu LGA, and none of such wards are shouting neglect but are still happily supporting their son for three terms for house of the reps.

”It is  correct to state that ward 11 marginalising other wards in Burutu for holding the house of representative seat in the LGA for three tenures.”  the group stated

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