2015: Okpe Leaders meet Igbuya over Obuh
call for the Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, Asaba, Mr. Tony Obuh to run for the Delta State’s governorship race thickened on Sunday as prominent Okpe leaders thronged the home of the Delta State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Hon. Monday Igbuya, praising him for supporting Obuh to lead the state after the tenure of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The call came exactly three weeks that a group, Delta United for Tony Obuh (DUTO), endorsed him as its choice for the 2015 governorship race.
The leaders, led by the chairman, Okpe Political Leaders Forum (OPLF), Mr. Darlington Ebireri said the decision to endorse Obuh was based on his track record in the civil service in particular and the state’s political development in general.
“After examining the antecedence and tremendous efforts and contributions of Obuh to the state, it was unanimously resolved that he should be the next governor of the state. Hence we resolved to step up our appeal to him to contest so that he could employ his vast wealth of experience to develop the state”.
The leaders who also took a panoramic overview of the credibility index of all the governorship aspirants in the state, vowed to put stop to square pegs in round holes in leadership positions in the state.
They praised Obuh for his diligence, knack for excellence, commitment to duty and honesty.
“We need a vibrant, energetic, intelligent and God fearing person as governor of the state in 2015. Obuh’s sterling qualities stand him out among the pack. He is open, forthright and ever ready to offer suggestions on the way forward. He will also stabilize the polity, ensure peace and harmony, energize the economy and mobilize the people for self-sustainable development and growth” the leaders said.
They advised Deltans to reject self-deluding messiah whose antics have brought them nothing but anguish.
“Our salvation must necessarily flow from a collective rejection of all opportunists that show their faces on the state’s political firmament” the leaders added.