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Utomi Debunks Social Media Claims About Buhari And 1983 Coup

Utomi Debunks Social Media Claims About Buhari And 1983 Coup

NEWS
Prof. Pat Utomi has debunked a statement credited to him in the social media conveying a very erroneous impression that President Muhammadu Buhari was responsible for the 1983 coup that toppled the Shehu Shagari’s civilian administration in 1983. Utomi expressed shock that the social media post had insinuated that Buhari prevented Dr. Alex Ekwueme from becoming President. Speaking to journalists in Warri shortly after a programme organized by the Warri Diocese of Catholic Youths Organisation (CYON), tagged: "28th Annual Leadership Symposium and Summit," where he gave a keynote address, Utomi stressed that his thoughts on the subject was obviously taken out of context. To be clear, he stated that "it was younger military officers of the time that carried out the December 1983 c
Delta 2019: Utomi, Ochei, Ojougboh Promise To Do One Term In Office, As APC Calls PDP ‘Dead Party’

Delta 2019: Utomi, Ochei, Ojougboh Promise To Do One Term In Office, As APC Calls PDP ‘Dead Party’

NEWS, POLITICS
Three Governorship contestants of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta state from the Delta North Senatorial District, have pledged to do one term in office for the seek of equity and justice if elected come 2019. The aspirants, namely Prof Pat Utomi, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, in their various remark during an enlarge APC stakeholders meeting, promised to do one term and allow the governorship to go to other senatorial district of the state in 2023. BigPen Online reports that incumbent Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa who is also from Delta North is warming up for a second term in office under the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). However, a section of the leaders of the leading opposition party in Delta North have been chopping for a cre...
Bad Politics Has Made Delta A Common Joke – Prof. Utomi

Bad Politics Has Made Delta A Common Joke – Prof. Utomi

NEWS, POLITICS
  Renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi has said that Delta state can have full employment economy but bad politics has made the state a common joke among other states, stressing that two neighbouring states, Edo and Anambra who are far less resourced, have a citizen’s quality of life that is far higher and better than Delta State. Utomi who seeks to contest the 2019 governorship in Delta state under the platform of the APC, said that many times, Delta receives up to seven times the allocation of these states (Edo and Anambra) from the FAAC account and has endowments that can attract more private investments, yet the state government have not be able to utilize it's potentials and huge resources to better the lot of the people. Utomi spoke in a text of his co
RESTORING DIGNITY TO A LAND OF PLENTY

RESTORING DIGNITY TO A LAND OF PLENTY

ISSUES
  In the last year I have been home in Ibusa or somewhere in Delta State every other week. One remarkable lesson from meeting our people in the comfort zones of their lives is discovering how a once proud people struggle with the trauma that current circumstance has wrought on their dignity. Sadly, our once proud people who responded to a changing world by embracing Western education have lost much to economic decline and have become beggarly. Olisa Agbakoba teased me about this after the burial of his erstwhile mother-in-law in Delta State. He noted the palpable poverty in the state as seen in the burial as opportunity for a decent meal and to get something off the bereaved. This should force anybody with compassion in their soul to seek ways of helping Deltans restore t...
2019: Go And Help Your ‘Failed APC Govt’, Fmr Delta PDP Chair, Uzor Slams Utomi

2019: Go And Help Your ‘Failed APC Govt’, Fmr Delta PDP Chair, Uzor Slams Utomi

NEWS, POLITICS
    Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chairman in Delta State, Chief Edwin Uzor on Friday taunted All Progressive Congress, (APC), 2019 governorship aspirant, Prof Pat Utomi, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's "abysmal performance" is starring him on the face. Uzor spoke in reaction to Utomi's claims that Delta state was in "misery" under the PDP-led government. BigPen Online recalls that Utomi at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying  however that God would take away the  shame in 2019. In a statement on Friday, while reacting to the assertions credited to the economists, Uzor said that instead of Utomi wasting his energy trying to rubbish the achievements of Governor
God’ll Wipe Out Delta’s Shame In 2019 – Utomi

God’ll Wipe Out Delta’s Shame In 2019 – Utomi

NEWS, POLITICS
A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said that God’s plan is to wipe away shame from the state in 2019. Speaking during a  consultative meeting with Delta North APC party leaders in Asaba, Utomi challenged Deltans to leave their comfort zone and collectively come together and take up the responsibility of rescuing the state “from its current misery”. He said: “Going through Delta, what you see is misery starring at the faces of the people. The time for change is now,” adding that majority of Deltans are groaning and waiting for a new birth which will bring transformation to the state.  “Delta has suffered years of inept leadership that has failed to harness the great potentials that abound here. It is h