Abuja - Prominent leaders in Sapele Local
Government Area have denounced reported attacks on Delta State House of
Assembly Speaker, Monday Igbuya, by his rivals.
Chairman of Sapele Development Forum (SDF), Dr Michael
Asaboro, berated those allegedly blackmailing the Speaker.
“Mister Speaker should not be a subject of undue attack.
He should be supported and applauded in his quest to bring about economic and
social development in Delta State, particularly Sapele-Okpe community. We ask
blackmailers to look for cheap targets elsewhere,” Asaboro said.
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The leaders identified the speaker’s rising profile,
particularly his emergence as a major figure in the state, his commitment to
principles in the practice of politics, the rule of law as well as pledge for
fairness and justice as attributes that brought him into collision with the
“enemies” of democracy and development in Sapele Local Government Area.
“Chief Monday Igbuya has done Okpe kingdom proud. He has
respect for the Almighty God and passion for the people. He is against forms of
behaviour that is alien to or subversive of the rule of law,” the leaders said
People’s Democratic Party member Igbuya has been linked
to several fraud allegations since his election as Member Representing Sapele
Constituency in the last general poll.
The All progressives Congress contested the outcome.
They commended the Delta State Speaker for providing
through private and public initiatives the necessary environment for the
development of youths in the area.
“Sapele has never had it so good in terms of provision of
amenities and infrastructure,” the leaders said.
- CAJ News