The member representing Ika South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly who is also seeking re-election for second tenure in the hallow chamber, Hon. Festus Chukwuyem Okoh, has debunked the rumour making round the air that he certain people millions of naira for his re-election
The rumour had it that Hon. Okoh also known as Chuky Dandy recently paid some persons in the sister local government area (Ika Northeast) the sum of #17million and also some PDP leaders in Ika South namely Mr. Peter Idion and Hon. Sunny Ogwu #5million each as bribe to secure his re-election victory.
Chuky Dandy while speaking to news men during the week on the matter, clarified that the statement was a blatant lie put up by those he said were playing politics of calumny.
His words, “Ordinary I wouldn’t have responded to this matter because it’s all a fabricated stories by those playing politics of calumny to demean my person all because of my second tenure election bid. But it has become necessary for me to clear the air following the rate at which the issue is going, particularly on the social media.
“I wish to make it clear that I have never given anybody money as bribe for my re-election victory neither have I been secretly sponsoring an opposition party, Social Democratic Party, SDP, as also rumoured by my antagonist’s.
“So far in this electioneering period, I am sure not to have criticized any of the aspirants for the election, neither have any of my followers taking to the pages of the newspapers or social media to ridicule other aspirants. This is because I choose to remain focus on my interest of working for the progress of my Constituency and that of my party PDP. I don’t have anything to do with another political party apart from PDP and whoever is so confident that I am sponsoring opposition party should come out and say it to my face for me to defend.”
Chuky Dandy who said he had also wished other aspirants well in the struggle, advised that there was no need for any of them to play politics of calumny all because of election, hence they should call their followers to other and as well campaign to the delegates or better still tell the people what they can do instead of trying to set confusion in the party.
“On my part, I know what I have done for the people of my Constituency and I am ready to do more if given the opportunity to serve again. However, power belongs to the God not any human being,” he added.
The lawmaker concluded the interview with an advice that all aspirants for the House of Assembly election to play the game with fairness so that whoever emerges as the party flag bearer will be embraced and supported in the main election.