AN All Progressive Congress Chieftain and Secretary of APC in Ughelli South Local Government, Chief Jiminyevwe Digbame Ubu, has criticized elder statesman, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, for making disparaging remarks about the late Senator Akpor Pius Ewherido.
Speaking exclusively with Urhobo Voice, Chief Ubu expressed shock that somebody of Chief Kokori’s age could not respect the time-honoured cliche that you should not speak ill of the dead.
Chief Kokori had during the meeting of APC local government chairmen and secretaries in Chief Great Ogboru’s residence in Abraka, while praising Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for his cordial relationship with Ogboru, said that those PDP dumped and were rotting away in their village, whom Chief Great Ogboru brought into political relevance, wanted to contest the governorship in 2015, apparently referring to the Senator Ewherido.
Ubu faulted Kokori’s submission, he said, “My late leader, Senator Ewherido, was a great grassroots politician, with a large followership, whom everybody, including the PDP and DPP courted.
That was also the court annulled Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s election in 2010. It was Ogboru who asked for my principal’s help, not vice versa.
During the 2011 election, when my leader was alive, PDP (Democratic People’s Party) won a senatorial seat, two house reps seat before they lost one, and about an Ogboru’s party achieved such a feat.”
Ubu advised Chief Kokori to be “father of all and refrain from running with the hare during the day and hunting with the hound at night.
In 2012/2013, when discussions were on for PDP to merge with other parties, Chief Kokori were along with Sen. Ewherido into APC, leaving Ogboru and others in DPP, which later went into Labour party.
Then Ewherido was right, now that he is dead and not useful again, he is being vilified.”
Ubu concluded that all those interested in contesting political position or currently enjoying government appointments on the platform of APC should remember that they are enjoying the fruits of the vision of Senator Ewherido.
Delta State; He was the arrowhead and that is indisputable. We, his followers, will not standby and allow anybody to enjoy at the same time rubbish him or distort history,” he declared.