By Godwin Utuedoye,
Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh, an All Progressive Congress, APC governorship hopeful in the 2019 general election, has lambasted the Delta State Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa saying there is no integrity left in him, alleging that the high scale fraud involved in the award of the N13.6 Billion Secretariat Building contract, is meant to enrich Okowa’s offshore account to the tune of $18 Million, adding that the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) have been mortgaged for 4 years in respect of the project.
Dr. Cairo Ojuogboh addressing the press
Ojougboh stated this on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Kwale, Ndokwa West local government Area of the State, during the launch of his “One Man, One Vote Campaign” in Ndokwa Nation, saying that the alleged endorsement by the Asagba in council who were financially induced in playing politics with tour of the Asaba International Airport and the uncovered plans to defraud the State to the tune of $18 Million by the Governor, has shown to Deltans that the present administration lacks integrity.
A man who gathered Asaba Chiefs and packaged them to Asaba Airport. When they left, the Governor’s Press said, the Asagba and the Asagba in council has adopted Okowa for a second term but the Council came out and said it was fraud, that they were bribed. Is that a man with integrity?” Ojougboh questioned.
Continuing, the APC governorship hopeful said the party will hold a press conference on the alleged plans to transfer Delta State Tax payers money to private pockets. “We have the agreement signed by the State and we have the plan by the Bank to wire the sum of $18,000,000 to the Governor’s personal account overseas and we are going to discuss that this week.”
On his “One Man, One Vote Campaign” to Ndokwa Nation, Dr Cairo Ojougboh said it is the weapon to eliminate electoral corruption so that the Vote of every Deltan will count in the 2019 general elections. “It is important that we elect somebody who will stop corruption first and the first corruption to stop is election rigging. If we do not stop rigging, they will out rig us and that is why we are launching the “One Man, One Vote Campaign” all over Delta State. We must first checkmate the rigging carried out by PDP. APC can win over PDP rigging but we must first purge ourselves of indiscipline.”
Ojougboh who however expressed worries that APC will have a tough time in defeating PDP in Delta State, noted that if Deltans do not allow PDP to buy them over with money, APC will emerge victorious, assuring, “we will win if we work together as one family. I know that some people are working for Cairo, some for Ochei, Ogboru, Utomi and others, but the beauty of APC in Delta State is that, everyone is working and the aim of this meeting is to work as one family.”
While assuring Ndokwa Nation that the marginalization slammed on them by the PDP administration will be history during an APC administration in the State, Ojougboh charged them to speak with one voice in supporting an APC governorship candidate in the 2019 election.
He further informed the crowd of party faithful that his ambition for the governorship position is not a Do-Or-Die affair, saying that anyone who emerges after the party primaries, he will surely work with the person, but noted that he leads the target while others follow.