By Chidera Eke, News/Comments, February 19, 2023
DELTA-Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President, and the Delta State Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC , has reiterated the commitment of Asaba Accord on May 11, 2022, where all Southern Governors agreed that power should shift to the south after eight years of President Muhammadu Buhari. He noted however, that the February 25 Presidential election, which is this week Saturday is between Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC and Mr. Peter Obi, Labour Party, LP, stating the that duo have the moral tendency to vie for the presidency. The Delta born politician also lambasted the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Candidate and his vice, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, many believed to have betrayed the trust of the region by accepting to be VP, have no moral tenacity to contest for the presidency.
Cross session of teachers at the interaction
Barr.Omo-Agege hinted that for equity, fairness and justice cum interest of integrity and morality, Atiku/Okowa have bridged the agreement and betrayed national interest, therefore, are threat to the collective good of Nigerians.
“Because of what Okowa did, when he betrayed southern Nigeria, there are only two candidates who have the moral rights to run for the office of the president-two southern Nigerian Candidates who have the moral justification to run for the office of the president, as Atiku and Okowa are part of it”
Omo-Agege spoke during the weekend at Ughelli when he played host to the National Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state, regretting while the state governor who ordinarily should know better the importance of primary and secondary education could deny them promotion, payment of arrears, and welfare state, as he promised that if elected as governor, he will pay their 13-month salary arearers while improving their living condition.
“We’ll look at the situation and shall create incentives or rural-allowance for teachers who otherwise like to hanged around the urban centres, to make it attractive for them to go to the rural communities. It is something my government would do. It is my commitment. It is also my commitment that teachers should get their promotion as when due. You have my words. On the payment of entitlement upon retirement, I also make my commitment that the moment a teacher retires he or she will be paid his retirement benefits” He promised to appoint a core teacher as commissioner for education.
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