Youths suspected to be thugs of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), caused fear when they stormed Grand Hotels, venue of a one-day Delta State Anti-Corruption Summit organised by Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa-led government.
Pandemonium struck when the aggrieved thugs under the platform of PDP Youth Faithfuls, Delta State chapter,Wednesday stormed the venue carrying various placards with the inscriptions: “Pay us our money”, “we have worked for the party”, “give us our appointment letters”, “please pay us we have worked for PDP”, “Please keep your promise, Governor Okowa”, said they are the ones used by leaders of the party to cause mayhem but are being dumped for girlfriends, concubines, relations of politicians.
According to them, “we were the one whom were called upon by leaders of the party to chase the National Chairman of the party, Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff and the Deputy National Chairman, Chief Cairo Ojugbo from Grand hotel last week”.
They revealed that they travel around with party leaders to wherever the storm is, pointing out that when it comes to empowerment, appointment and other enumerations, they side-lined.
The chairman of the thugs, Mr Clifford Osiayan told his colleagues that they would not leave the venue of the Summit until the governor gives them listening ears.
The thugs numbering over 300 were addressed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Festus Ovie Agas severally to no avail.
The SSG while addressing them said they should exercise patience till 4: 00pm when the programme was over to enable them converge in his office for further clarification on their demands.
Unsatisfied with the position of the SSG, the political gangsters who are used to perpetrate all manners of crimes insisted that their names must be submitted to the governor himself at the venue of the event.
The hooligans who staged a comeback protest to the venue were escorted by fierce looking policemen who threatened to open fire on them if they move an inch further.
The irate thugs were however pacified with two bags of Ghana must go filled with food, two packs of bottled water and drinks to appeals them after chanting “all we are saying give us our appointment”.