WAR OF WORDS: Okowa’s CPS Tackles Ochei
THE Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta State, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, has taken the former Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, to the cleaners over his (Ochei’s) comments on the Governor’s administration’s achievements, challenging him (Ochei) to reveal to Deltans the source of his stupendous wealth.
He took on the former Speaker while answering questions posed to him by Niyi Ojemakinde while speaking on Trend Talk, a programme on Trend 100.9 FM today.
Aniagwu asked, “Who was Victor Ochei before his entrance into politics? How come he became stupendously rich just by being in the House for 12 years?
The CPS stressed that it was inconsequential joining issues with Ochei maintaining that Ochei reigned as Speaker yet he could not effect the repair of the road leading into his official quarters at the Legislative Quarters.
He asked Ochei to tell the world how his company won the contract for Independent Power Plant, IPP Project, and many other state contracts, got paid for them but refused to deliver.
He posited that Ochei does not possess the moral requisite to question the developmental integrity of Governor Okowa.
Aniagwu mentioned several star projects of Governor Okowa’s administration including the the expansion of Asaba International Airport Runway, ongoing completion work on Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba, the Storm Water Drainage going on, Cable Point Road, Delta State Job Creation Initiatives, Ukwu-Nzu Road in Aniocha North LGA, which Victor Ochei was alleged to have contributed in abandoning until Governor Okowa acceded to the lobbying by the current House of Assembly member representing Aniocha North Constituency to have the road done.
Recently, Victor Ochei was on the same platform where he alleged that Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is the worst Governor ever produced in Delta State.
But in a swift reactions, some aides to the Governor and of course some Deltans, have been condemning Ochei for making such comments, having been part of the rot created in the system, which Governor Okowa is trying to fix.
Ochei was in PDP but defected to Accord after his failure to secure the PDP Governorship ticket and later to APC where he is also seeking another opportunity to contest the governorship of Delta State.