Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has warned against the dropping of his name saying that he will not hesitate to sanction any government official and officials of the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) involved in any political activities such as consultations ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to the governor, it has come to his notice that some officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and in particular, some members in position of responsibility in this administration, have begun consultations on their political ambitions, especially for 2023 general elections.
In a statement on Monday signed by the Senior Political Adviser to the governor, Funkekeme Solomon, made available to our correspondent warned that its too early for political activities ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The statement reads: It has come to my notice that our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and in particular, some members in position of responsibility in this administration, have begun consultations on their political ambitions, especially for 2023 general elections
“Reports indicate that some of these persons have even resorted to dropping the name of His Excellency, the Governor in these consultations thereby portraying him as teleguiding the emerging processes.
“This is quite unfortunate as the actions of these persons could cause stampede and needless tension in the political space. While His Excellency, the Governor is not averse to anyone pursuing an ambition, it becomes out of place, when such actions are commencing barely nine (9) months into the second term of his administration.
“Such premature politicking is capable of undermining the unity of purpose of this administration and distracting it from the set vision of bequeathing a Stronger Delta to the people of Delta State. In view of the foregoing, His Excellency, the governor has directed that members of government, who are engaged in these actions under reference, should exercise caution.
“They should ensure that their conduct does not interfere with their official responsibilities in a manner that can weaken governance. Consequently, I am to state that appropriate sanctions await anyone whose aspirations becomes obstructive of or distractive to Government.
“In this connection, the Office of the Senior Political Adviser to the Governor has been mandated to monitor the activities of all officials of the present administration to ensure compliance with His Excellency, the Governor’s directive, please.”, the statement concluded.