Information reaching Secret Reporters from the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is that if the Chairman, Kingsley Esiso is not immediately removed or called to order by the State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; the battle for 2019 may begin its opposition from the party before facing the real political opponents.
Following Secret Reporters exclusive report on how Esiso squanders over N12 million monthly from the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), there has been grumbling among the party executive members.
We gathered that the woman leader, Lady Kanwulia Omoko summoned the courage and asked Esiso and the Organising Secretary, Onoriode to give account of all the money made so far by the party. She made the demand during the just concluded National PDP Convention held in Abuja inside the Delta State Governor’s lodge during the breaking of Kola, where top party shots supported the Kola with huge funds. We gathered that members of the National Assembly from the State supported the kolanut with N1 million while Senator Peter Nwaoboshi doled out Five Hundred Thousand Naira as his personal support whereas Ndudi Elumelu supported with One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira.
Our ever reliable source revealed that she demanded for transparency and accountability for the money gotten during the familiarization tours of the twenty five local government areas as well as the one realized from party faithful members, House of Assembly members, Commissioners and Special Advisers during the recently celebrated Supreme Court victory over Ali Modu Sheriff faction.
This did not go down well with Esiso, who is now set to remove the woman leader from her position. Since his assumption into office, we learnt that he pays salaries to workers and Exco members whenever he wishes and has not even paid them for two months. Due to his financial recklessness, he has rendered the financial secretary and treasurer redundant while making use of one of his stooges called Sylvester from Sapele, who is not an Exco member to perform such duties.
During the PDP National Convention held in Abuja, the party made provision for a chartered flight direct from Asaba, where Esiso singlehandedly chose those to enter. Our sources alleged that he denied important PDP members the opportunity to fly but selected his friends and family members who have never boarded flight in their life to be airlifted. The Administrative Secretary and Director of Protocol were kicked out of the flight, while the woman leader paid her way down to Abuja and also paid for ten other women. The Youth leader, Bino Owhede refused to attend the convention in protest of mismanagement of funds by then Chairman.
Calls placed to Esiso by us were not picked up, neither did he reply to our text message to react to this report.