People don’t see pains in government----Uduaghan

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Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan
…says military almost shut me when coming from the creek
By Kparobo Ehvwubare/Ossai Victory—Asaba
People always see the good, juicy and privileges accrued to any political position, forgetting the pains and undue anguish one pass through when in power; these were the assertions of the Immediate Past Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan recently.

The former governor disclosed this in a television program in Television Continental that was monitored by our correspondents in Asaba, explained that upon assumption of office, there were a lot of challenges in State, militancy were on the other hand, but being someone who has been in the system before climbing to the governorship seat, swung into action to quell the crisis rocking the State.

Uduaghan noted that in his bid to quell crisis in the State, he drove alone to creeks on several occasion to discuss with militants, stressed that military men almost shut him on a fateful day when he was coming out of the creek, but it took God’s intervention that he did not lost his life in attempt to restore peace in the State.

He also hinted that it was Gov. James Ibori that brought him to power when he was his personal physician, noted that Ibori took him all long in his administration, where he was made commissioner, Secretary to State Government and Governor of the State.

The former governor further explained that his intention then was to run for House of Representatives before Chief James Ibori told him to run for governorship and people thought it would not be possible, opined that their argument were like, how would someone from minority, Itsekeri be made governor, where aspirants from other major ethnic groups were also vying for the same position, but to their greatest surprise, he won the election, a development that sparked off mixed feelings among Deltans.

Uduaghan stated that despite that he could not touch the lives of everybody in the State, but he was able to turn the lives of many for the better, emphasized that pressure on those in government was just too much, where part of his private life became public, noting that he hitherto go to burka to sort for his favorite food, he could not do that immediately he became governor, even he tried to do that on several occasion.

He described his alleged plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress, APC if he could not get his senatorial ticket in People’s Democratic Party, PDP as rumour that would continue to be rumour, averred that he cannot leave the house he built for eighteen years to another.


On why he is currently not seen in government functions, Gov. Uduaghan explained that he do not need to flock around the sitting governor, posited that the governor would always call him when he need him; informed that if any former governor try to control the system from outside, there is bound to be trouble between the sitting governor and his predecessor, hence he has to allow Gov. Okowa to have total control of his government. Uduaghan added.  

Uduaghan also expressed doubt if the People's Democratic Party, PDP could wrestle power from the All Progressive Congress at the National level.

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