Apah refutes Etaga’s claim; says Ughelli South has two political blocs, not three

By Atevure Princess,

Former leader of Ughelli South Legislative Arm, Hon. Sunday Apah

Former leader of Ughelli South Legislative Arm, Hon. Sunday Apah has said that contrary to erroneous claim credited to the former Chairman of Council, Hon. Paul Etaga to the effect that the local government area has three political blocs; the Local Government Area has only two blocs and not three.

Recall that Etaga stated while addressing some politicians of Ewu extraction that Ughelli South Local Government Area has three blocs  which will enable State House of Assembly seat zone to them come 2023

However, Apah, in a signed press statement, expressed surprise that Hon. Etaga who had benefitted from the two blocs arrangement is saying something different now to suite his political aspiration.

He explained that it is a well-known fact that Ughelli South Local Government has two constituencies represented by the pioneer members, Hon. Dogood Mokpo (Ewu/Olomu), while (Ughievwen) by Chief J. K. W Jighu of blessed memory before one of the constituencies was scraped by the military.

“The zoning formula has been on that basis and nothing less. The State House of Assembly position was in (Ewu/Olomu axis for 16 years and Ughievwen is yet to complete its eight years not to talk of ceding it to Ewu/Olomu axis again.

“I am convinced that my position is still the position of the Ughievwen people. Presently the council chairman is in (Ewu/Olomu) axis, any qualified person is free to contest from that axis come 2021. They should not be deceived by anyone that come 2023 the House of Assembly will be ceded to that axis through any guise”, he added.

Apah reiterated that come 2023, the Delta State House of Assembly seat will remain in Ughievwen, and there is no way they will allow the two positions to remain in one axis, hence Ughievwen should be allowed to enjoy its 16 years in the State House of Assembly too.

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