Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, the ebullient and indefatigable Delta born politician, on consultation visit, along with Hon. Isaac Ulebor, Hon. Dada Ijeh, Mr. Ojemeh Emmanuel and others, was received warmly in the country home of the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund and former NADECO leader, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori in Kokori, Ovun Agbon Community, on Monday, February, 19, 2018.
Veteran Labour Leader and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress APC, Chief Frank Ovie Kokori, has expressed confidence that Dr. Cairo Ojougboh if elected as governor of Delta State, can turn around the fortunes of the State.
Frank-Kokori was speaking when he received the APC chieftain and his entourage in his country home. He lamented what he called failure of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP administrations over the years, saying that corruption has become the order of the day in the state.
Ojougboh affirmed that if elected governor he would serve only one term in appreciation of the geopolitical balancing of the state. Ojougboh visited Kokori ahead of the Delta APC governorship primaries.
Kokori speaking, said, “I have known Dr. Cairo Ojougboh for a long time and I have witnessed all his political battles and efforts. Corruption has killed Delta State. I will support any person from Delta State who wins a free and fair congress for the 2019 general elections”.
Speaking earlier, Ojougboh extolled the sterling qualities of the former Secretary General of NUPENG and NADECO leader as a soldier of truth, irrespective of ethnic affiliations. He said, “As a consummate labour leader, a soldier of truth and a political activist, annals of history are rife with your ineffaceable achievements in NADECO and Labour. Your efforts during the NADECO struggles will forever be indelible in our minds”.
“You are a true father of LU, and other progressive states in Nigeria honour and welcome you as their citizen. It is only in Delta State that great men are not valued. Being a political admirer and keen follower of Chief Frank Kokori, I can state here without equivocation that I too, am detribalized and will never propagate ethnic or tribal sentiment in politics.
Defeating the PDP in 2019 is achievable, but only if the APC leaders work together as one family devoid of ethnic sentiments”.
Dr. Ojougboh promised to wipe out corruption, return government to the people, embark on massive infrastructural development, implement free education at all levels, and he pledged that when elected, he will do one term of four years only, in order not to abuse the existing zoning arrangement in the state.