The attention of the office of the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly has been drawn to an online publication alleging that Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya had approached members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House asking them to contribute the sum of five million naira each for the purpose of inducing members of the Delta State Election Tribunal to obtain favourable judgement.
We wish to state that at no time had the Honorable Speaker or his proxy canvassed or asked for financial contribution or otherwise to placate or induce anybody for that purpose. This campaign is politically motivated, callous and only existed in the figment of imagination of the paid writer to smear the hard-earned image of the Honorable Speaker.
Rt. Hon. Monday Igbuya is very much occupied with legislative matters and could not have engaged himself in petite, trivial and dishonourable conduct that belittles the office of the speaker.
Henry Ebireri, Chief Press Secretary
Amukpe youths warn detractors, predict bright future for Delta Speaker
Amukpe youths on Sunday described Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Ovwigho Igbuya as an attentive and steadfast leader.
They also commended him for his contributions to the development of the state, particularly Sapele Local Government.
The youths led by Mr. Richard Erhurhu stressed that the Okpe people were proud of Igbuya.
“Mr. Speaker is an outstanding man” they said
The youths, who paid a courtesy call on the speaker in Sapele, described the speaker as a gem, a curative balm and a uniting factor.
“If there is anybody to be credited with the growing stability and unity of the state, it is the speaker. He is a man of wisdom and dedication. He is a passionate advocate for his constituents, a voice for the underdog, a respected politician and a sincere confidant to those closest to him’ the youths said.
They also heaped praises on the speaker for promoting democracy, rule of law and raising his voice for the down- trodden segments of the society.
“Mr. Speaker is a study in consummate humanism, stoicism, integrity, generosity and selflessness. He stands for justice and peace. He is a great democrat, a committed federalist and a genuine political worker. He is respected in the state for his leadership and honesty.” they said.
The youths also commended other Deltans for supporting the speaker.
“Mr. Speaker has been listening to the grassroots. He brought prestige to the Okpe nation and developed a close affinity with political leaders within and outside the state”
“We are satisfied with Igbuya” the youths added.
Okpe leaders give Delta Speaker pat on the back
Okpe leaders on Saturday gave the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya a pat on the back for doing the right thing.
The leaders also commended him for giving purposeful leadership to the House and using the power of the office of the speaker to promote the interests of the state.
The leaders who paid a courtesy visit to the speaker in Sapele not only fired shot at the speaker’s critics but described allegation of bribery as an irresponsible campaign.
“Igbuya is humble and friendly to the core. He is
also honest, kind and has strong moral principles. ” they said.
Finding a common voice on the need to move the state forward, the leaders called on Deltans to join hands with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya to develop the state.
“God has made today’s meeting with our illustrious son, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly possible. We are here today to rejoice with you on your well-deserved re-election and your emergence as Speaker of the 6th Assembly. God will give you the wisdom to pilot the affairs of the Delta State House of Assembly to a glorious height” the president of Adeje community, Mr. Moses Opuoru said.
Similarly, officials of the Urhobo Youth Council on Saturday paid courtesy call on the speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, commending him for his contributions to the growth of democracy and good governance in the state.
The youth council led by its president, Mr. Terry Obieh also lauded the speaker for his integrity and empowerment of the youths in the state.
Those present include Chief Patrick Temile, Mr. Moses Opuoro, Mr. Joseph Omamojasa, Akar Sergeant, Dickson Aghoghore, Samson Oghoro, Dickson Okagbare, Blessing Okeri, Wilson Erarho, Aboloje Ogbe, Samuel Erasere, David Agbaminor, Lucky Ofominyor and Lucky Temile.
Allegation of bribery against Delta Speaker is baseless and wicked- Chief Press Secretary
The Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Henry Ebireri, on Thursday rebutted allegation that 23 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the Delta State House of Assembly contributed a sum of N5million each with which to compromise the panel of judges and receive a favorable judgment against opposition petitioners, describing it as wicked, baseless and reckless.
In a statement issued in Asaba, Ebireri also described the allegation that the speaker approached Labour Party lawmaker to bring N5million to settle the panel of judges at the House of Assembly tribunal to get justice as political fabrication aimed at undermining the speaker’s integrity,
““The Delta State House of Assembly Speaker is an honest and highly effective speaker. He has built a reputation anchored on integrity over the years.
Stressing that the speaker will not mortgage the country’s democracy, the CPS accused some members of the opposition of putting personal interest above those of the people and the state.
Ebireri who also called the allegations nonsense, appealed to office and money seeking politicians to temper ambition and greed with concern for public good and genuine welfare of the people.
He also appealed to journalists and politicians to protect Igbuya from undue harassment by self-seeking elements whose stock in trade is to hide under the banner of the media to bring down their imaginary or perceived opponents.
HENRY OVIE EBIRERI
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE SPEAKER
DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY