…Calls on Gov. Okowa to address the perennial political tension
A development practitioner turned politician, Mr. Austen Bisina has called on both Itsekiri and Ijaw communities in the Warri North Local Government of Delta state to collectively fight the developmental challenge of the riverine people through quality representation and peaceful elections come 2019.
Bisina who is angling to represent the good people of Warri North Local Government at the Delta State House of Assembly stated this recently in a meeting with the Warri North Political Vanguard where he declared his intent to vie for the position.
According to him, the riverine communities in the state have been bedeviled by serious development challenges which have defiled major solutions.
The educationist, therefore, went further to identify quality representations, widespread inter-ethnic consultation, socio-cultural inclusion, and unhindered access of the electorate to the government at all levels as the panacea to the perennial ethno-political tension in Warri north.
To get this started, Bisina, called on the state governor Sen.Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and leadership of the various political parties in the state to address the perennial ethnic and political tension that characterizes electioneering campaign in Warri North local government area.
It could be recalled that previous elections in the council area in particular and the state as a whole has often been marred by ethno-political violence rooted in ill-baked representation and age long perceived socio-cultural marginalization, and disenfranchisement of the mostly riverine Itsekiri and Ijaw communities.