Failed Promises: Angry Youths Force Elumelu, Others To Take Oath Community Shrine

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Failed Promises: Angry Youths Force Elumelu, Others To Take Oath Community Shrine
Ndudi Elumelu

The Ward-to-Ward campaign train of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District, on Tuesday, ran into a hitch after angry youths of Oko Community prevented them from entering into the community over what they termed as fake political promises, until after they had taken an oath at the community shrine.

The youths, who were in their numbers, prevented especially the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, from entering the community over his failure to address the challenges of the community as a lawmaker over the years.

It took the effort of the senatorial candidate of the PDP, Ned Nwoko, after hours to calm the nerves of unrepentant youths.

The youths who reluctantly listened to Nwoko lamented the difficulties the community had faced over the years.

The youth leader of the community, who spoke on behalf of the youths, said the community is tired of fake promises from politicians.

“Since 1999, PDP had been coming here to campaign but after elections they never remember Oko community. No road, no electricity among others social amenities.

“We have been voting for this PDP in all elections but nothing to show for it. Elumelu had been coming and making fake promises.

“And he is coming again to deceive us for fourth time, that’s our anger and we don’t want such promises again,” the youth leader said.

To guide against another round of fake promises, the youths compelled Elumelu and others to go to the community shrine for an oath that they will address the community’s plight, especially the roads, if elected.

Nwoko, while addressing the youths, assured that roads from Oko to Ndokwa East all the way through Isoko to Warri would be done.

He also promised to address the flooding menace that had been ravaging the community on yearly basis.

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