Ahead of the Monday, 8th December, 2014, governorship primaries, Delta State Deputy Governor, Prof Amos Utuama, has appealed to the state delegates to make Delta State and its future their focus and be properly guided as they cast their votes for the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2015 general election.
Utuama, a frontrunner governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP, told a large crowd of youths who visited him at his Otu-Jeremi country home that he is ready to take the state to greater height.
He, however, asked them to go back and prevail on the delegates to make Delta State their focus by voting for competence, experience, character, accountability, integrity and the man they know.
“I am very happy to see you and very encouraged by this solidarity visit. I am ready. And together we can build on what is on ground to achieve the Delta State of our dreams. But first, I want to appeal to you all to go back and prevail on the delegates, any one of them that you know, to please make Delta their focus. They should not focus on sentiment. There is a lot of sentiment out there now. Focus on Delta and its future. Tell them to vote for competence, experience, character, accountability, integrity and the man they know. Tell them to vote for me on Monday because I represent these qualities, their dreams and aspirations. It is not about me as a person. It is about our state and its future.
“Our governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, CON, has performed well. We need to build on it and I am the most qualified person to take it up from wherever he will stop. Our state needs a Governor who will be able to unite Delta State further and who will respect its diverse interests. Our state needs a Governor who has every corner of the state in his heart and who can pursue a broad development agenda that will serve the interest of all Deltans, irrespective of where you are coming from. I believe I fit best, the bill of the kind of governor Delta State desires at this moment”, he said.
The youths who came, drumming and singing, pledged to carry out the request for the good of the state. Speaking through their leader, Comrade Okis Etaghene, said voting on sentiment will retard the developmental strides of the state.
“Your Excellency, we have heard you. We are going to do just that because voting on sentiment will retard the developmental pace of the state. We need round pegs in round holes and you are the most qualified for the position of the next governor of the state”, Okis said.