Delta State Governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa, has been cautioned to stop desecrating and humiliating traditional institution and rulers.
The former Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth, gave this warning yesterday in a statement in Abuja.
Reacting to Gov Okowa’s statement, Gbagi, in a statement by his Legal Assistant, Charles Jonah, said, “My attention has been drawn to the state government’s reaction with regard to the comments I made in my press statement. Nothing can bring peace to the Niger Delta without truth, fairness, equity and equal distribution of wealth of the people and most especially respect for one another.
“It is a notorious fact that I defend Okowa’s government as much as I believe from his campaign days to date; it is therefore shameful to misconstrue my support for Okowa to the detriment of my tribe and people, talkless of my traditional fathers.
“It is, therefore, irresponsible for anybody to insinuate that my comments were politically laced. Let records be put straight that I hold distinguished titles from Okpe Ughelli and Olomu, respectfully. So, my position with regard to my traditional fathers cannot be wrong. While my position about the visit remains unchanged, we do not need the wastage of tax payers’ money to carry out a fact-finding situation of Delta people.”
Describing the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as a man who has respect for the aged, for institution, Gbagi said, “Every sensible persons and government know the truth and should know what to do.