-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) -From Michael EKOKORUWE:
A political group known as Ozoro Political Class under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, has affirmed that Ozoro community will produce the next executive chairman of Isoko North council in 2021.
Speaking to newsmen after the group’s meeting held at Okay Hotel, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area, the spokesperson of the group, Hon. Sam Uyeri debunked the rumor making the round that Ozoro will relinquish power to other area of the Local government council in 2021.
He stated that Isoko North Political Leaders have resolved to maintain the current zoning formula in next year’s council election, noting that with the zoning formula, Ozoro will not concede the position to any other community.
Uyeri juxtaposed the tenure of council chairmen and councillors and other political office holders in Nigeria in saying, “In Nigeria, we have three years term for Local Government Chairmen and Councillors while four years term for Governors, State House of Assemblies, Senators, House of Representative members, and President.
“With this terms duration, it means Ozoro community’s tenure will subsist beyond 2021 as resolved by Ozoro Political Class. We the Ozoro people have agreed to hold on to the local government chairman position in 2021’’ he said.
On his part, the Convener of the meeting, Deacon Sunday Elueni, posited that, Ozoro Political Leaders have aligned with the decision of Isoko North Political Class to mentain status quo in 2021 council elections.
Others members of the group from various Wards in Ozoro that expressed same idea were Engr Thomas Amuke from Ozoro PDP Ward II, Mr Godwin Ebako from Ozoro PDP Ward III and Hon Samuel Okiemute Efe from Ozoro PDP Ward IV. They corroborated the decision of Ozoro Political Leaders not to relinquish the Local Government chairman position to other area of Isoko North in 2021 council election.