It is not unusual especially in our part of the world to lure people with gifts. Festive periods like this are often used to pass on such bribes in the form of Christmas package especially in the political circle. It however take a disciplined individual to recognize such and reject it.
One of such individual that will not sell their birthright over a plate of porridge is Chief Rita Lori Ogbebor, of Delta State who used the exchange of Christmas gifts as an opportunity blast Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan with a follow up letter after rejecting Christmas gifts sent to her from the state government. In the short memo, she took the Governor to the cleaners.
"By now, you already know my stand on the way you run the administration of Delta State. I feel unhappy and depressed to see the state and Itsekiriland declining from the time you assumed office.
“I have spoken to you as a mother to a son. Itsekiri riverine areas are declining educationally and economically. The way our land is today shows no planning or foresight. There is no creation of jobs, neither is there adequate security of lives and property. For many years, there has been fighting and bloodletting in Escravos. In fact, things have got worse since you became governor.”