Leading politicians in Delta State on Thursday, 19th June, 2014, gathered in Sapele to perfect strategies towards ensuring the emergence of the Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as the governor of the state in 2015.
“We are building critical alliances with the various communities. We are dialoguing with bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We are talking with opinion leaders, influential politicians in Delta State and prominent Deltans abroad. We are in touch with traditional rulers, youth leaders, professionals and others. Olejeme will scale through the primary as well as win the main election,” the leaders said.
The governorship ambition of Dr. Olejeme has the support of key leaders in the country, particularly Delta State.
The leaders advised Deltans at home and abroad to be guided by wisdom in deciding the next governor of the state.
In a statement issued after the meeting by the Chairman, Delta Political Forum (DPF), Chief James Oki, the leaders described Dr. Olejeme as an embodiment of political excellence, development and kindness.
“We want a dynamic and resourceful governor in 2015; a governor with vision, a governor that will analyze and synthesize Delta’s political, social and economic problems; a governor that can provide jobs, unite the people, bring pride to education and provide good roads throughout the state,” the statement said.
They commended the NSITF boss for her achievements.
“Olejeme has excelled in the public sector. She has the energy and will power to turn things around. She will inspire Deltans to attain greater heights,” the organisation noted.
The leaders also described some governorship aspirants as political jobbers.
“Olejeme’s sterling qualities stand her out among the pack,” the group said.
They enjoined politicians in the state to adhere strictly to democratic tenets.
“There is need for the tolerance of other people’s points of views if politics must become a healthy game,” they advised.
DPF is a political movement striving for the enthronement of accountable and responsible government in the state.
“We are guided by merit, fairness and acceptability. We will put everything at our disposal to ensure that Olejeme emerges as governor of the state,” the leaders added.
More than 30 heavyweights in politics attended, including local government and councillorship aspirants.