2015: DELTA ELDERS RALLY SUPPORT FOR OLEJEME; SAY SHE IS A SYMBOL OF CHANGE
Delta elders and leaders, Thursday, resolved to rally support for the chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.
They also urged Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Chief Peter Nwaoboshi to ensure that the zoning arrangement in the state was perfected.
Meeting under the aegis of Delta Political Leaders and Elders Forum (DPLAEF) Thursday in Abuja, the group described Dr. Olejeme as a symbol of unity, change and qualitative leadership.
‘Olejeme values the unity, stability and orderly development of Delta State” the forum said.
Spokesperson of the DPLAEF, Chief Collins Elunor in a statement issued after the meeting stressed that Olejeme’s decision to contest the governorship election in the state was born out of her desire to promote and sustain democratic institution and also use her vast experiences to promote good governance in the state.
“Olejeme is an embodiment of hard work, knowledge and industry. She is the face of integrity and resourcefulness. She is also the best chance for the Anioma people to attain the Delta governorship and the most suitable person to lead the state after the tenure of Dr. Uduaghan” the statement said.
Promising good and passable roads, affordable health care, sound education, employment, industries and security, the forum said Olejeme would set a new standard in the development of the state.
“Olejeme will maintain a stable and peaceful state, promote social justice and protect groups that for various reasons are politically weak. She will also embark on aggressive development of the state and regularly consult the elders, women, youth, traditional rulers and others on how to move the state forward”
They urged Deltans at home and abroad, particularly the good people of Aniocha, Ika and Ndokwa to support her.
“We need a governor with exceptional qualities and proven records of service. Olememe is a touch bearer and is very determined to work for the general well-being of Deltans” the statement added.
Aniocha Leaders drum support for Olejeme
Aniocha people at home and abroad were on Sunday told to embrace politics anchored on qualities like credibility, competence and ability to deliver the dividend of democracy to the people.
Making the call in Ogwashi Uku, a group under the umbrella, Aniocha Leaders of Today said “the next governor must be a person with articulate vision and unquestionable credibility”.
The leaders who described Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as the best hand for the governorship job in 2015 said the NSITF boss built a strong and purposeful relationship among the various communities in Anioma.
“Dr. Ngozi Olejeme stands out of the pack of pretenders, traders and contenders. She is a large hearted philanthropist, a reputable humanist, a God fearing individual and a very successful woman, whose success flows not from her material possession but from the many lives she has touched in the state with her love and kindness” the leaders said.
According to a statement by the National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Michael Uwechie, the leaders said “ Olejeme’s ambition is vital to the development of the state”.
“She is coming to serve and not to make money” the statement said.
The leaders appealed to the governor of the state, the chairman of the PDP at the state level and other chieftains of the party not to do a great disservice to the people by working against Olejeme’s interest.
The statement also reminded the people to be careful of those who claimed to be in the governorship race, yet fixed their pockets by blackmailing other aspirants.
“Olejeme is eyeing the governorship job to develop the people and the entire place” the statement said.
“Olejeme has a very bright chance of winning the governorship election. She is the best in terms of her track records and pedigree” the statement added.
HENRY OVIE EBIRERI