By Delta Fresh Vision
In this Political period it is common, even expected to see people churning out all manner of publications to suit personal whims and desires or to satisfy other needs of paymasters who out of cowardice would want to use others to settle personal political scores.
But when such vituperation comes from someone like Evans Iwhurie, a former Commissioner and House of Assembly member in Delta State one is bound to ask the motives behind such irresponsible behaviour.
Recently, Evans Iwhurie, a man nicknamed “crazy Evans”, because of his deviant nature, took to the social media to pour invectives on the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for what we believe is for no just cause.
Curiosity drove DELTA FRESH VISION to investigate his motive and found out his outburst was borne out of personal frustration and bitterness. He was in the House of Assembly for one term and although Dr. Okowa was magnanimous enough on request to support him for a second term, Iwhurie was rejected by his people. Iwhurie expected the Governor to foist his incompetence on his people but the Governor, himself a grassroots politician objected. Again, Iwhurie requested the Governor to make him a Commissioner, having failed to secure a House of Assembly ticket. By this time the Governor had already nominated someone else as commissioner from his constituency. The anger and childish outburst of Iwhurie, the resort to uncouth, even gutter language to settle scores reveals the underbelly of a very selfish, irresponsible party man who believes it must be him if not the roof must come down.
Anyone who is close to Iwhurie will attest to the fact that he is a man who stands for anything provided it suits his personal interest. His political trajectory has been laced with rejections because of temporary loyalty to his benefactors and to his own people.In the just concluded PDP House of Assembly Primaries in Delta State, some of the House members were unable to secure another term. None of them has come out to ascribe their failure to Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.Why would Evans Iwhurie think that Governor Okowa is behind his travails. Iwhurie should better go back to his constituency to make restitution with his people rather than looking for people to blame for his Political down turn.
It is also disheartening that Evans Iwhurie would want to use his own political frustration as an excuse to disparage the PDP Governorship candidate for the 2023 Governorship election, Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori who overwhelmingly scored 590 votes to defeat his closest rival who scored a distant 113 votes. It is clear from the votes garnered by Sheriff Oborevwori in a free and fair Primary election beamed live on television that he is the popular choice of PDP in the state.
While Deltans have accepted this reality Iwhurie is on his own, living in illusion and in a fool’s paradise. Iwhurie has focused his vituperation on Dr. Okowa with the false belief that it would stop Dr. Okowa from becoming the Vice-Presidential candidate to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku.
For us, that is a very wrong course for Iwhurie to take as his views will not be sought when such critical matters of state are being made. As a PDP member, unless he has jumped ship as is usual of him, there are several channels for him to settle his grievance rather than throw stones in a glass house.
However if Iwhurie thinks he has all the answers let him present himself to the PDP to be considered as a running mate to Atiku Abubakar rather than try to denigrate another person who is eminently qualified for the position of Vice-President.
DELTA FRESH VISION urges Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa not to be deterred by the rantings of Evans Iwhurie and other failed Politicians who are looking for elusive relevance in the Delta political space. PDP and indeed Deltans are satisfied with Dr. Okowa’s performances as Governor in the past seven years and stands solidly behind him in his quest to be the Vice- Presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2023 Presidential elections.
Dr Okowa has already implanted his footprints in the sands of time and when the history of Delta State and Nigeria will be told in future, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa’s name will be written in Gold. When God has blessed a man, not even a thousand detractors can pull him down.