PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has lambasted discomfited Delta State 2019 governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prof Pat Utomi, over his statement on little Success Adegor’s incident.
Tribune Online recalled that Utomi, in a statement on Wednesday, said the viral video of the schoolgirl, Success Adegor, who was sent home because of her parents’ inability to pay her examination levy, had exposed the Delta State government as one that has no shame.
Reacting to Utomi’s allegation while addressing newsmen on Thursday, Onuesoke, described Utomi’s statement as that of a drowning man who has lost his political relevance and bearings.
He said it was Utomi that is supposed to hide his head in shame and not Delta State government for being a serial administrative failure.
He opined that Utomi’s name is synonymous with mismanagement, alleging that he mismanaged Volkswagen Nigeria Ltd which he headed at the age of 27 during late Shehu Shagari’s government.
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“It is on record that Platinum Bank became bankrupt under the management of Utomi. His Lagos Business School is now a shadow of itself.
“His PATITOS Television programme has gone out of the screen because of lack of patronage.
“Besides, Utomi is alleged to be the brain behind the factionalisation and present problem of APC in Delta State.
“He has never been known to manage any organisation successfully. He is always good at criticising but lacks the ability to build and sustain.
“Utomi should tell us which public schools do not have the issue of illegal fees collection? Must he use a child’s story to gain cheap political points,” the Delta PDP chieftain queried.
Onuesoke further argued that the case of little Adegor was not peculiar to Delta State alone, adding that it was only rich parents’ children that could say that they had never been sacked from school for failing to pay illegal dues or teachers beating and sacking children from school.
He said that Delta State government has been exonerated in the case of Miss Adegor as it was later discovered that the teachers’ action was illegal and immediate disciplinary actions were meted out to those found wanting.
While urging Deltans to shun Utomi’s statement, Onuesoke pointed out that Okowa’s educational policy in Delta State was excellent.
He added that upon the assumption of office, the administration formulated a technical and vocationally-oriented education policy with the objectives of boosting literacy, expanding quality education and developing skilled people.
“Under Okowa’s administration, schools in Delta State are tuition-free. His government has also embarked on a massive infrastructural upgrade of facilities across selected public primary and post-primary schools in the State,” he disclosed.
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