By Fidel Njamanze, Asaba
A coalition of groups under the aegis of Delta Progressives Movement (DPM) has urged Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, and leaders of major political parties in the state to base their choice of the next governor of the state on the core attributes of competence, integrity, courage, initiative and focus.
In a meeting held on Sunday, 31st August, 2014 in Owa-Oyibu, headquarters of Ika North East Local Government Area of the state to discuss the political future of the state, the zoning arrangement and to assess the physical, social and institutional infrastructure provisions in the state, the group vowed to put a stop to square pegs in round holes in leadership positions in the state.
The group also called for gender change at the governorship level.
It extolled the uncommon virtues of Olejeme, describing her as pragmatic and winsome.
“Olejeme is suitable for the governorship job. She has devoted her life to humanitarian and philanthropic services. She has provided employment opportunities for the people, especially the youths. She has been one of the most supportive and committed leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state,” the group noted.
Spokesperson of the movement, Mrs. Josephine Nkenchor said Olejeme would address the near absence of infrastructure in some parts of the state, galvanize the people to self-development, energize the economy and also raise the standard of living of the people through adequate inter-village communication such as good road network, electricity, pipe-borne water and recreational facilities among others.
“Olejeme will increase the material wealth of the people, establish capacity-building institutions, increase rural output, create employment opportunities and root out cases of poverty, diseases and ignorance,” she said.
The groups also said Olejeme would stimulate rural industries and show the necessary leadership by matching words with action through evolving workable development approaches, proper co-ordination and funding.
“Olejeme has strategies to banish unemployment and insecurity. Her government will bring about sustainable development and progress,” the group leader said.
Over 2,000 members across the 25 local government councils stormed the venue to participate in the crucial meeting.