CITIZENS COMPASS– A Chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and former Delta State governorship aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has cautioned some political party chieftains who travel overseas to settle disputes among themselves describing this as a waste of funds.
He was speaking recently against the backdrop of the recent actions by some party chieftain who
travelled to the United Kingdom, United States of America and United Arab Emirates among other countries to settle political disputes.
Onuesoke said such action should have taken place in Nigeria in order to save the taxpayers’ money.
Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, he said,
I did not see the rationale behind travelling out of this country to US, UK or United Arab Emirates to settle issues arising from political conflicts.
“I have never heard of any foreign political leaders travelling from their countries to hold political meetings in Nigeria. Why must our own be different? This action is a waste of taxpayers’ funds. Money that is supposed to be used to develop our country is being spent in the name of one political meeting or the other in foreign countries.”
He said party leaders who indulge in this act are wasting their time as the voting power lies with the masses back home.
“I will advise political leaders to re-strategies as we approach the 2023 general election by focusing more on the masses than an individual because he is a governor, legislature or otherwise. On that fateful day, the votes will determine who wins and the masses have the votes,” he stated.