Warri based lawyers on Saturday August 26 stated that there’s no cause
for celebration as the Delta State Government marks 26years of
creation as they lamented the height of infrastructural decay which
includes courts in the state.
Warri, Delta State Correspondent on Saturday.
One of the lawyers, Mr. Lucky Egboyi Esq stated that civil servants
have not been paid their salaries for several months but officials
allegedly stockpile monies abroad.
Egboyi noted that there is corruption already as regards the usage of
recently released bail out funds.
“They are stashing and sharing the bail out funds amongst themselves.
They are not using the money for the purpose it was released.”
The legal hailed former Governor James Onanefe Ibori for initiating
the renovation of infrastructures as well as standards of court but he
blamed the immediate past Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan and
his predecessor for its abandonments.
According to him,”In the courts, you can’t breath in the courts presently in the state. If you go to Lagos, you will line Courts but in Delta State,the courts are apology.”
Egboyi said it is unfortunate because the judiciary which he considers
the worse, cannot defend itself.
“We need true independent” of the judiciary. Complete autonomy” he said.
“I don’t think there is anything to celebrate. We need sober reflection”.
Fiery Warri based lawyer, Mr. Omemiroro Ogedegbe Esq stated that the
Delta State Government owes its citizens a duty to sew for them sack
clothes so that they can mourn the wastage of their collective wealth.
Ogedegbe said for the past sixteen years the Peoples Democratic Party,
PDP has ruled the state like a conquered territory.
“We have the crudest form of infrastructural decay in Delta State. The
infrastructural decay is the height of government’s ignorance. Delta
State does not mean well for its people. No form of conclusion from
the people than complete disobedience. If they continue, its an
indication total paralysis.”
Another fierce lawyer, Mr. Choice Umode Esq stated that the government
can celebrate Delta State at 26 in terms of number stressing that,”
There is nothing to celebrate in terms of infrastructural development
of the state.
Umode stated that Courts and other organs of government are well taken
care or maintained.
“Courts which includes the infrastructures are in bad shape.”
Umode also called on the Delta State Government to be responsible to
yearnings and aspirations of the people by maintaining the courts
which is the last hope of the common man.