Nigerian singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and “after the reggae play the blues” crooner, Harrison Tare Okiri, better known by his stage name Harrysong, has taken a swipe at the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa over what he called Okowa’s inability to resolve the lingering bloody communal crisis that has ravaged Ogbe-Ijoh community in Warri South-West Local Government Area and Aladja in Udu in Udu Local Government Area of the state.
Harrysong who rose to fame after his tribute song to Nelson Mandela which won him the “Most Downloaded Callertune Award” at The Headies 2013, noted that Mr. Okowa was doing nothing about the increasing rate of communal clashes in the state, particularly the clash between the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja people.
The Delta state born singer, made this assertion Wednesday in a video shared on his official Instagram page (@iamharrysong), while he was speaking and lamenting about the bloody Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communal crisis, accusing the governor of not being a leader but a businessman who is trying to make ends meet, make more money for himself and take cares of his family.
Harrysong wrote: “I woke this morning highly infuriated and troubled about how much Nigerian politicians have raped this country without a conscience. Even my state Governor, Sen. IFEANYI OKOWA is worse. Aladja and my community, Ogbe Ijaw have been killing themselves for years and OKOWA is rather playing a businessman than a father and a leader he is meant to be. Come 2019, we need leaders, not politicians”.