The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, has described as baseless the news in some online platform, that he lost his ward and unit in Ward 1 Umutu, Ukwuani Local Government Area, during the State Local Government Elections held on Saturday.
The Deputy Speaker, in a Press Statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Enebeli, stated that the information paraded online is just the imagination of some political distractors who wants to score cheap point.
He explained that Umutu Ward has 1A, 1B, and 1C, based on the delineation of the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, wards in the state.
Rt. Hon Ochor pointed out that DSIEC Ward 1C, is one of the new wards, and that is the one they are alleging that opposition won and based on the recent delineation, his unit and ward is outside the voting polling stations that make up this ward.
He, therefore, charge the general public and Deltans to disregard such information, as it’s false, malicious, as it was targeted at tarnishing his image.
The Deputy Speaker, further stated that while it’s true that he is the current member representing Ukwuani State constituency, and doubling as the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, it’s on note that the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, has two illustrious sons of Umutu, himself and the immediate past House of Assembly member, Hon Alphosus Ojo.
He added, that what this connote if it is true that the party has lost a ward to an opposition party, the two of them, including other members of the party in Umutu lost to the opposition, which however was not the case.
“Ward 1C is just one of the three wards of DSIEC in that area, my polling unit and Ward, based on this delineation is not within this area, as this can be nothing but actions of political distractors”
“I appeal to the people of Ukwuani, and Deltans in general that the news been circulated online is fake, and not true.
“The purveyors of the story is only acting falsely, and maliciously, which if not well handled will cause breakdown of law and order in the area.
“I asked that the news be disregarded and let us work towards a better community for our people, where love and brotherhood will reign supreme.”