Uduaghan to Coordinators: Go back to your constituencies
Director General, Olejeme Campaign Organization, Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan Thursday Urged the people of Delta State to support Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, saying she will accelerate the development of the state.
He also advised ward, local government and senatorial coordinators of Olejeme Campaign Organization to return to their constituency and ensure that Dr. Olejeme becomes the governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state and governor in 2015”
Speaking at a gathering of social and political elite in Asaba, Uduaghan said “Delta State needs Dr. Ngozi Olejeme to pilot its affairs to the door of prosperity”
Using the event to review the state’s past and to present a road map for the future, Uduaghan and other key actors in the event emphasized that Dr. Olejeme would revolutionize governance in the state through the dispensation of noticeable democratic dividends.
“Olejeme will provide excellent healthcare facilities, efficient urban and rural road networks as well as develop the education sector through adequate funding” Uduaghan said.
He described 0lejeme as an embodiment of industriousness, honesty and dynamism.
“Her life is a flowing tribute to excellence. She believes in the enthronement of good and quality leadership; she believes in the utilitarian philosophy-the greatest good to the commonest people as a path towards elevating society from the clutches of backwardness. She has remained a humble woman, pursuing the tenets of integrity, credibility, transparency, honesty and such virtues that lead to enduring values” he said.
Continuing, Uduaghan said “Olejeme has used her position to advocate for peace, justice, fairness and unity as well as build bridges of friendship across communities and personalities. She has also remained a moderating influence and a natural source of inspiration to the young and the old in Delta State”
“Olejeme will attract investment to the state” he added.
Former Delta State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Barrister Raymos Guanah also described Dr. Olejeme as the best governorship material for the February 28, 2015 polls.
“She will raise Delta State to the next level of development” Guanah affirmed.
Guanah while expressing optimism that Dr. Olejeme would be the next governor of Delta State dismissed the issue of gender in the governorship race.
“Olejeme is the frontrunner. She will break the jinx in 2015 and become the first elected female governor in Nigeria. She will have a smooth run into the Delta State Government House” he said.
“The best person for the job is Olejeme. Apart from her capability and intimidating political structure, she also commands large grassroots followership because of her love for the poor”
Guanah emphasized that majority of Delta political leaders resolved to support Olejeme in her bid to be governor of the state in 2015.
He called on the people to rally round Olejeme to ensure her success in 2015.
He assured prominent leaders in the state that Olejeme would build upon the developmental programmes of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Uduaghan urges support for Olejeme’s governorship bid
Support for the Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme mounted on Sunday in Asaba as Urhobo youth groups urged Urhobo governorship aspirants to drop their ambition and support her.
Chairman, Urhobo Youth Movement, Mr. Joshua Akpomedaye who led a delegation of Urhobo sons and daughters to her campaign headquarters in Asaba, said Urhobo youths were in total support of her governorship bid.
“We are proud of what she has done in in the country. She has eased the pains of Urhobo youths.” he said.
The youth leader who described Olejeme as a viable alternative said “Delta State does not need a leadership that is bereft of ideas but the one that has the will to build”
Receiving the youths on behalf of Dr. Olejeme, Chairman, Olejeme Campaign Organization, Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan said the state would witness unprecedented transformation in 2015.
“Delta State needs a capable person to take it to the Promised Land. Olejeme has done well in NSITF and other institutions. She will win the 2015 governorship election based on her popularity, network and the goodwill she has garnered from Nigerians, particularly Deltans“
On the expectations of Deltans at home and abroad, Uduaghan said Olejeme would rule the state with the fear of God.
“Olejeme will operate comprehensive social welfare programmes, execute projects that will impact on the economy and create jobs for the youths. She will also provide buses to youth groups and ensure effective bursary awards to students in tertiary institutions” he said.
“There will be improvement in health, housing, roads and public transportation” he added.
Olejeme is a governorship material to beat, says Uduaghan
To fully appreciate the potential inherent in Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, the people of Delta State need to invest more in her. They need to give her maximum support to be governor of the state in 2015, says Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan.
Oritsejolomi Uduaghan, cousin of the current governor of the state and Director General, Olejeme Campaign Organization said the giant strides recorded by Dr. Olejeme in Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Subsidy Re-Investment Program (SURE-P) and Trust Fund Pensions PLC were evidence that she is capable of transforming Delta State if she has the opportunity of being governor.
“Ability to perform should be the prerequisite for entrusting responsibility” he said.
Addressing prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area on Friday, Uduaghan said Delta State would experience an unprecedented era of economic development and good governance”
“With Olejeme as governor, Delta State will witness consolidated and programmed development that all men and women of goodwill will be good to be associated with” he said.
Uduaghan who described Olejeme as a gifted manager of men and resources capable of running the affairs of the state successfully said no part of Delta State would be left out in the scheme of things.
“In making appointments, Olejeme will take the entire geography of the state into consideration. She will pay adequate attention to interests that will assist in the overall development of the state. She will spread social and infrastructural amenities” he promised.
Continuing, Uduaghan said “Olejeme is a woman that personifies probity and accountability. Her administration will implement policies and programmes that would empower the masses”
On her chances, Uduaghan said “There is a growing favour for what Olejeme stands for. More than ever before, Nigerians at home and abroad have come to recognize the fact that she is a huge asset to them.”
“Olejeme is a governorship material to beat” he added.
Why Olejeme will be Delta State governor in 2015 – Uduaghan
Director General, Olejeme Campaign Organization, Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan, Thursday said Dr. Ngozi Olejeme would sustain the peace and unity that have become part of the state’s existence and growth.
“Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has the best of plans for the development of Delta State. She will run an all-inclusive administration that will enthrone probity and accountability” he promised.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after meeting with Olejeme’s coordinators from the 25 local government areas in Delta State, Uduaghan said there were no worries as to whether Olejeme would become governor in 2015.
“The question of Dr. Ngozi Olejeme becoming governor in 2015 cannot be compromised” he said.
Uduaghan also affirmed Olejeme’s antecedents of humility, commitment to duty, accessibility and integrity.
“These are veritable tools that will facilitate her performance” he said.
According to Uduaghan, having performed at the national level, Olejeme could comfortably lead Delta State to the Promised Land.
“Delta State deserves a woman of integrity, honour and graceful disposition. Delta State needs a governor who can be trusted at home and respected abroad. Olejeme is not new to government. She has it all and I know she can make the desired change” he said.
Stressing that concerted efforts are already in place to make Olejeme the flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Uduaghan said Deltans at home and abroad, particularly members of the political class are now united.
“Olejeme is God fearing, articulate, industrious, hardworking and truthful. She has wide connections and influence to bring development to the state. She is also a symbol of courage” he added.
2015: Delta Leaders Rate Governorship Aspirants
The Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme may have emerged as the favoured candidate for the 2015 Delta State governorship election.
An opinion poll conducted in Asaba, Agbor, Warri, Asaba, Patani and Oleh tagged “Delta Governorship Project” by Delta Political and Economic Leaders Movement (DPEC) saw Olejeme coming ahead of fellow aspirants to emerge winner.
The poll is said to be based on certain fundamental indices such as popularity, track record, courage among others.
The coordinator of DPEC, Dr. Afoke Okumagba said “The poll conducted across the state saw Olejeme emerging as the consensus candidate having polled over 75 percent of the vote cast in the local government areas where the polls were conducted.
Olejeme was said to have polled 54 percent in Agbor, followed by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa 15 percent, Businessman, Chief Great Ogboru nine percent, Present Delta State House Speaker Rt. Hon. Victor Ochie seven percent, the past Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Godsday Orubebe two percent and the permanent Secretary in Government House, Tony Obuh one percent.
In Sapele, Olejeme was said to have polled 36 percent with Ogboru 30, former Secretary to Delta State Government (SSG), Chief Ovie Omo-Agege 10 percent, Okowa 6 percent, Delta State Deputy Governor, Amos Utuama 5 percent with Ambassador Gabriel Oyebode, Chief Godswill Obielum, Chief Clement Ofuani, Dr. Estter Uduehi, Business mogul, Chief Peter Okocha, Chief of Staff, Government House, Asaba, Dr. Festus Okubor, Prof Pat. Utomi, Chief Fidelis Tilije, Federal House of Representatives member, Hon. Godwin Ndudi Elumelu, former acting governor of Delta state, Mr. Sam Obi, Presidential Adviser on Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Prof Sylvester Monye and former Minister of State (Education), Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi and former Principal Secretary to late President Musa Yar’Adua, Chief David Edevbie scoring no point.
Meanwhile, Deltans in Abuja under the aegis of Delta Leadership Forum have endorsed the candidacy of the Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme for the 2015 governorship election in the state.
The group in a statement after its monthly general meeting in Abuja said “We stand to benefit from a new leadership headed by Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.
The statement signed by Mrs. Charity Clark, said Deltans in Abuja could not afford to stand by and not support a worthy cause.
Promising to mobilize Deltans in different parts of the country towards making Olejeme the governor of the state in 2015, the group added “Olejeme has ability to run an administration that will carry every interest along”
Uduaghan to Deltans: Don’t be deceived
Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme will make Delta State prosperous, says Director General, You and I Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan.
He also advised Deltans at home and abroad not to be carried away by the alleged endorsement of certain people in the state.
Uduaghan who affirmed his support for Olejeme’s quest to become the governor of the state in 2015, said misguided attacks by some self-acclaimed leaders and their backers would never deter Olejeme from becoming governor of the state in 2015”.
Speaking in a breakfast session with leaders of major political parties in Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area Monday, Uduaghan said Olejeme would make the difference in the politics and development of the state.
Drawing inspiration from the good governance template as laid down by Dr. Olejeme, Uduaghan said her leadership would go beyond providing critical infrastructure, paying salaries, gratuities, pensions, employing large number of qualified people into the civil service and financing the education of thousands in local and foreign universities.
“Olejeme will complete abandoned and all on-going projects in the state. She will find solution to the problems of the state, inculcate positive values like honesty, hard work, and fairness and ensure social justice and good governance in the state.
“Olejeme will also encourage the poor and powerless to take part in the government of the communities and the state, promote grassroots economic development, prevent environmental degradation, help the poor people develop a clearer understanding of the social, political and economic factors affecting their lives, make the development process more accountable, transparent and participatory as well as provide conducive atmosphere for local and foreign investors” Uduaghan said.
You can’t rule in 2015, NANS tells APC, others, endorses Jonathan, Olejeme
The rising political profile of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other opposition parties in the country is coming under serious threat from Nigerian students.
The students who are bent on truncating the attempt of the parties to occupy the presidential and governorship seats in some states, Friday, advised Nigerians not to vote for opposition parties in 2015.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) vowed to make Dr. Goodluck Jonathan president through the ballot box in 2015.
“History will be repeated in 2015”
The association also urged the leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to field the chairperson of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as the party’s candidate for the governorship election in Delta State.
The call was made at the inauguration of the Nigeria Students Transformation Vanguard which preceded the 2014 annual convention of NANS in Asaba, Delta State. The event which was attended by over ten thousand students also had the National leadership of NANS, zonal leaders of NANS, joint campus committee chairmen, over 150 students’ union presidents and 16 former presidents and senate presidents of the association.
Describing the Transformation Agenda of President Jonathan as unprecedented in the history of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) President, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo commended Mr. President for contributing greatly to the development of the country.
The association listed education, youth empowerment and the infrastructural development of the country as areas where Mr. President excelled.
On Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, the association said “Having screed all the aspirants that have come out till date in Delta State, NANS has come to the conclusion that Dr. Ngozi Olejeme appears the only aspirant whose interest, integrity and reputation tower far above others”
Emphasizing Olejeme’s contributions to the development of the Students movement in Nigeria and her untiring commitment to youth development in Delta State, the association said Dr. Olejeme identified with the Programmes of the union and the struggle for better education in Nigeria.
Not unmindful of the criticism that may emanate from the decision of the association, Comrade Yinka Gbadebo challenged those not happy with the decision to come out to debate with key members of the association on the achievements of past leaders and the current president.
The association also dismissed other aspirants eyeing the presidential seat.
“They cannot contribute to the development of Nigeria”
He mandated the Transformation Vanguard to collect the signatures of ten million volunteers. He also enjoined the various chapters to commence door to door advocacy of the Goodluck Transformation Agenda.
Olejeme has no official Facebook account, says Ben Atu
The Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has no official Facebook or any other social media account, says Ben Atu
A statement from the office of the Director of Communications of You and I Foundation today disowned a group known as Friends of Olejeme.
“We have come to discover that Akpoduado Igho Precious and others are using different Facebook accounts with the name ”Juliet Ngozi Olejeme” with her picture to collect money from people in the name of conferenceat the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, empowerment form and employment opportunities” the office stated.
Describing them as scammers, the statement advised Nigerians at home and abroad, particularly skilled workers, not to fall prey to the antics of these criminal elements.
It appealed to the police and other security agencies to investigate the matter.
“They must identify those behind Column Trust Limited. They must find the owner of First Bank of Nigeria Plc Savings Account Number: 3077979761 and the users of these mobile numbers; 08122606953, 08116905821, 07068942071”
I’m sure of winning the guber race, says Olejeme
The Chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme weekend declared that she would break the jinx and emerge as the first elected female governor in Nigeria.
Addressing party faithful, community leaders, youths and women in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area, Olejeme said her governorship ambition was virtually signed, sealed and delivered.
Promising to alter the political arithmetic in the state, Olejeme said “I am prepared for the 2015 governorship race”.
“God has programmed a woman to occupy the Delta State governorship seat in 2015. It is a mandate from God. He is going to put a woman on that seat come May 29, 2015. He will stop at nothing to ensure that I win the primaries and the 2015 governorship election.
Stressing that what a man can do, a woman can do better, Olejeme said at the critical moment, other aspirants would support her.
“No shaking. Other aspirants are my brothers. I respect the men but when the chips are down, they will support me”
What remained, according to the NSITF boss was her inauguration.
Olejeme who also reflected on the roads taken, the paths not explored, what need to be done and her place in the road ahead, promised to manage the wealth of the state efficiently.
“We will end this journey in victory in 2015. We will add value to the state. We will make Delta State better. We will provide sound education, basic health care facilities, potable drinking water, efficient transport, urban and rural connection facilities and other basic services” she promised.
Armed with the right statistics and information on the needs of the people, Olejeme reaffirmed her stance to ensure that numerous Deltans are employed.
Olejeme who was in Delta Central to map out strategies for the forthcoming elections met with PDP stakeholders from Delta Central political zone and You and I coordinators in the 25 local government areas.
Olejeme remains the most credible- Urhobo leaders
The political atmosphere in Delta State weekend became charged as prominent Urhobo leaders named the Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as their choice for the 2015 governorship election.
“Olejeme remains the most credible candidate from Delta North. She is a reliable leader and has all it takes to lead Delta State to success. ”the leaders said.
Reading from a prepared text on behalf of Uvwie leaders, Comrade Chidi Udensi said Olejeme handling of the affairs of NSITF was an indication that she would better the lot of Deltans if elected governor.
“Olejeme has the pedigree required to make a good governor. If she could diligently develop NSITF, a fit that has been commended by political and economic leaders in Nigeria and abroad, she should be given the opportunity to use her wealth of experience to lead the state to the Promised Land”
They urged Delta North political and community leaders to unite, set aside their political differences and support Olejeme.
They also appealed to Itsekiri, Ijaw and Isoko leaders to support her.
“We are aware of other aspirants vying for nomination in the PDP, particularly Urhobo sons.
Responding, Olejeme promised to address Urhobo interest in the next political dispensation.
“You will have a say in the running of government. It will be a government of the people, by the people and for the people” she promised.
In attendance were Chief Udensi, Ighomrore Tony, Obilobi Joseph, John Uyarogho, Patience Onokeate, Kingsley Abugewa, Patricia Idjerhe, Dafe Obakponuta, Emmanuel Taire, Ejoke Idesoh, Ighomrore Victor, Charity Ileleji and Anthony Emewakeme.
Others include Chief Famous Enuiroro, Chief Queen Ologitere, Chief Kate Esigie, Ejiro Esuovwa, Igho Oruke, Chief Michael Eshenake, Moses Emabamike, Success Satini, Frank Abugewa, Wilson Jokoh, Dada Alamudo and Elohor Kimini.
Ughelli South Leaders declare support for Olejeme
Top political leaders in Ughelli South Local Government Area Friday took a decision to mobilize their people for the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme
In a meeting with Olejeme in Otu Jeremi, headquarters of Ughelli South LGA, the leaders said they could not afford to stand by and not support a worthy cause.
“We believe this can further benefit us the more having seen what she has been able to do for us under the able and achieving administration of President Goodluck Jonathan” former vice chairman of Ughelli South Local Government Area, Chief Francis Aguonigho said.
Using such indices as network of influence, state wide acceptability, human and material resources and others, the leaders said Olejeme’s governorship was an idea whose time had come.
They also reaffirmed their position on power shift come 2015, praising the aspirant for her efforts at charting a new course for the state
“She has the ability to run an administration that will carry every interest along. She has a well-articulated programme”.
Olejeme in her response commended the leaders for endorsing her.
“I am humbled by the confidence reposed in my leadership. By the Grace of God, we will advance toward our vision of a united, prosperous and peaceful Delta State. I will provide quality leadership for all”
She also promised to mobilize the greater majority for development.
“We will create stability through the promotion of harmonious ethnic co-existence. We will give our elders a pride of place. We will provide good roads, water and employment. We will revitalize state industries and attract more industries. We will give security attention” she added.
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Protest in Delta State over INEC’s exclusion of Ewuru
The people of oil rich Ewuru town in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State trooped out in their thousands Monday to protest the exclusion of the name of the community from the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and the Electoral Register.
They also accused politicians and their acolytes from the neighboring communities of plotting to destabilize the community.
Chanting solidarity songs, the protesters condemned the balkanization of the people into political units that places them in disadvantaged positions.
They called on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega to correct the flaws in the Permanent Voters’ Card and Electoral Register.
Some of the placards read: “Are we now part of Isheagu” “Is Ewuru not in existence”
Secretary to His Royal Majesty, G. S. Onyeweuwa I, JP, Obi of Ewuru, Dege Chukwuka said His Royal Majesty would take up the issue with the state and federal authorities, saying there was no reason for such alleged ill-treatments against his community.
The monarch who was responding to youths, elders and women of the community when they protested to his palace stated that there was no reason whatsoever for the name of the community to be excluded from the electoral register and permanent voters cards.
He promised that he would take up the issue with the highest authorities in Nigeria and hoped that at the end of his meetings with those in authority, the situation would definitely change.
The monarch lamented the plot to marginalize and disenfranchise his people and called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to save the situation.
The monarch who also commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration for its effort in developing the state, advised politicians, particularly those in the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in his area to field only responsible and accountable individuals in the fourth coming local government elections.
“Political leaders should not work for those with selfish agenda. They should not field those working against the interest of the community” he advised.