The governorship ambition of the immediate past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe, may have hit the rocks as the South South Youth Political Forum (SSYPF) vows to stop him over his failure to attract meaningful dividends of democracy to the people during his tenure as minister.
National Chairman of SSYPF, Alaowei Promise Lawuru, in a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online, shortly after a meeting with delegates from Burutu, Delta State, said: “We the youths in South-South are not pleased with Orubebe’s performance because he failed to touch the lives of our people during his tenure.
“We will, therefore, not support such a man who didn’t have the pains of Deltans and the Niger Delta people at heart. At our meeting on whether to work for Orubebe or not, we gave reasons, why Orubebe cannot become Uduaghan’s successor and at the right time before the primaries, they shall be published.”
Meanwhile, Orubebe who recently declared his governorship ambition in Asaba, has yet to grapple with credibility and performance troubles haunting him from various groups in the Niger Delta region, especially over the non completion of the East-West road, a project which he vowed to complete when he was appointed Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan.