Burutu is a Local Government Area in Delta State, Nigeria. It lies on the coast of the Niger Delta on two sides of the Forcados River, a channel of the River Niger, 30 kilometres (20 miles) upstream from the Bight of Benin. People living in Burutu are mostly of the Ijaw ethnicity.
Burutu LG was created in 1976 and has over 76 Villages, 20 state wards, and 11 Federal Wards. Burutu is the largest LGA and has the highest villages in Delta State yet it is the most backward, marginalized, impoverished and underdeveloped LG in the whole of Delta State due to political imbalance, presence of wicked leadership cartel and bad governance over the years.
Recently on my social media page, I requested for Burutu LG community help and I asked that they dropped a single project Godknows Angele initiated in their various communities, unfortunately nobody could boast of any, NONE, not even those clamouring for his second term nor the people serving in his administration that are my friends on social media space and his data boys online could not even mentioned one in their community! Three good years of stewardship no single project done or influenced to any Burutu community apart from Buturu township. This is unfortunate and very sad indeed.
Where has the 3years monthly allocations gone to? What has Angele failed administration done with all the money? Is this the kind of administration we want for second term? An administration that does not have any presence in any of the Burutu community. An administration that is not people and community development oriented, that impoverished the people for three good years.
Can you imagine that in spite of the huge cash flow coming to Burutu according to FAAC facts in the past three years compared with what is on ground (the Angele led administration achievement) is not commensurate with the revenue received and so any attempt to impose Angele to come for second term is not only a political aberration but politically inadmissible, it is a fraud, a robbery of the democratic right of the Burutu people.
Without mincing words, whenever revenue arrives, plus and minus, Angele and his co- administrators are found of using Burutu revenue to share amongst the Burutu leadership cartel, pay ghost workers, attend disco parties, spray on strange people and themselves, sleeps in expensive hotels, carries and lavishes on strange women instead of maximizing the revenue towards the empowerment of the youths and development of Burutu communities. This is exactly how it is.
The main problem holding down the development of Burutu is her leadership cartel; the Burutu leadership cartel have been working hands in hands with the past and present government to impoverish the people. They are all obeying the Governor to return Angele for second term knowing fully well of the miserable performance of his administration. They are playing good loyal boys to the Governor. They have become lukewarm, cold and cannot oppose the imposition and abnormally of the state governor on Burutu people because of benefits. They are addicts in selling the development of Burutu LG for a pot of pottage over the years.
In fact, everyone of them is either eating from or depending on the Governor for one or two incentives, therefore, they cannot talk or speak up (have become deaf, dump and blind) to avoid spoiling their chances. Obviously, its more like a game of personal interest than seeing real empowerment of the people and infrastructural development coming to Burutu LG. Politics of the belly of self; this have been the case of Burutu leadership. The Burutu leaders, influencers and forerunners at the Federal, State and Local levels are not genuinely interested in Burutu development, if not Burutu will not be where it is today in terms of development. This is exactly how it is.