Era of imposition in PDP gone, says Delta Speaker
• Celebrates victory in Warri South and Aniocha North
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya, Tuesday spoke on the problem of imposition in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging members to join him to reform the party.
“It is a historic challenge which we must rise to confront squarely” he said at the maiden tripartite meeting of PDP members in the Delta State House of Assembly, Commissioners and Advisers to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Igbuya, evangelical in his support for transparency, said the party must be clear as to the type of leadership required to meet the herculean challenges ahead.
“Whatever interest people want to advance, my position is, let there be level playing field. PDP members in the House of Assembly must be carried along” he advised.
At the meeting aimed at positioning the party to be more efficient, to espouse its philosophy and to impact positively on the lives of the people, Igbuya canvassed for Right of First Refusal.
He advised leaders of the party to follow the laid down procedures of the party.
To increase the chances of PDP retaining power in the state and also setting it on the path of constructive regeneration, Igbuya not only emphasized party discipline, cohesion, loyalty and integrity but called for a system that would empower members of the party with the unfettered right to choose their leaders.
“We cannot sleep and say Delta State is PDP. The success of the party depends on everyone. We should work in concert to ensure a democratic exercise. The PDP must be a vessel for electing leaders who are the choice of the people” he said.
He praised the governor for his efforts at charting a new course for the state and the party.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is lifting up the standard of life of the people. He has set Delta State on the path of progress through his policy of inclusiveness”
He enjoined Deltans to continue to contribute to make the state stronger.
In another development, Rt Hon Igbuya Tuesday described Hon Omawumi Udoh as a wonderful woman.
Udoh, PDP member representing Warri South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, defeated Hon Godwin Toristseju Abigor at the Court of Appeal.
“Hon Omawumi Udoh is destined to be a member of the Sixth House of Assembly” Igbuya said.
In Issele-Uku, the speaker congratulated People’s Democratic Party (PDP) member, Engineer Emeka Nwaobi for his victory at the Appeal Court sitting in Benin.
The court nullified the election and tribunal victory of Osi Okocha, member representing Aniocha North constituency.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE