Elekeokwuri, Uzum May Square It Up In Ika North East State Constituency
THE rumour in the whole of Ika North East State Constituency of Delta State is that one of its sons who at present, is the Director General of the state’s Orientation Agency, Barr Eugene Uzum, has crossed all Ts and dotted all the Is and battle ready like President Muhammadu Buhari, to seek the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) ticket to contest election for Ika North East State Constituency of Delta State which is currently occupied by Hon. Anthony Emeka Elekeokwuri.
Uzum whose Orientation Agency has a good job of visiting markets in the state urging market men and women to go out and register and collect their Permanent Voter Card (PVCs) is said to have made his intention to upstage Elekeokwuri as the representative of the constituency, which is also Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s constituency, know to all those that matters in the constituency and beyond.
The ambition, some sources say is so thick in the air and that Uzum who owns a hotel in Okpanam, Eagles Square, is just waiting for the right to declare publicly and probably quit his job as a director general of orientation agency, a position and agency which was carved out of the state’s Mr. Patrick Ukah led ministry of information sometime in 2016.
Uzum like the likes of Kingsly Emu who is now a commission in the state, Jonathan Osakwe one of the media aides of the governor and the secretary to the state government, were part and parcel of Governor when he was seeking the party’s ticket against the likes of Victor Ochei, Sir Tony Obuh in 2015. And on account of that relationship/closeness, many people in the state who are in the know of the relationship are of the belief that the ticket may be his for the asking.
However, many who are still of the opinion that 24 hours in politics is like a year, told us that anything could still happen to favour Hon. Elekeokwuri, given his good track of representation, empowerment and constituency projects he has carried out in the constituency.