Olejeme meets Urhobo leaders, gets support
- She will be governor in 2015, says Ibori
Some prominent Urhobo leaders have assured the chairman, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme that their people will support her to become the governor of Delta State in 2015.
They also urged Deltans at home and abroad to join them in giving the state a dynamic, courageous, humble, knowledgeable, strong and compassionate governor in 2015.
Speaking at different locations in Delta State, Head of the Ibori family, Chief William Ibori, Chairman of Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Elders Council, Chief Gabriel Sefia, Commissioner in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) representing Delta State, Chief Tom Amioku, the member representing Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu in the House of Representatives, Chief Austin Ogbaburhon , Chairman of PDP in Ethiope West Local Government Area, Chief Felix Oritsegbone, former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in Delta State, Chief Moses Odibo, immediate past chairman, Udu Local Government Council, Dr. Henry Sakpra and others expressed their belief in Dr. Olejeme”s capacity to lead the state.
In Oghara, Chief William Ibori and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ethiope West promised to back her for the exalted office.
They praised Olejeme for her dynamic leadership, outstanding contribution and commitment to the development of human capital.
“Olejeme is not known to beat about the bush. Whatever project she embarks upon, she saw to it successful execution. We believe so much in her. She is a trusted person and will not disappoint us. All our delegates will vote for her” Mr. Felix Oritsegbone, PDP Chairman, Ethiope West said.
“Leadership entails selfless service, dedication and zeal to serve rather than being served. We are satisfied with your profile and by the grace of God, you will be governor of the state in 2015. We are solidly behind you” Chief William Ibori said.
Olejeme also received encouragement from top Okpe leaders.
The leaders led by Chief Tom Amioku urged Okpe sons and daughters to join them in working towards a woman governor in 2015.
“Leadership is not a function of tribe, sex or religion, but a matter of vision, determination and mission. Olejeme is a woman with a vision and a mission. She will take the state to a level higher than what we have as of now. She will make the difference” they promised.
In Udu Local Government Area, Olejeme extracted commitment from those that matter in the politics of the area.
The leaders assured Dr. Olejeme that their people will support her.
They also described her as easy going, intelligent, articulate and frank.
“Her achievements and humility have endeared her to us. When the time comes, she will assume her seat as the governor of the state” Chief Sefia said.
In the three locations, Olejeme, who is yet to formally declare for the governorship race thanked the people for their support.
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2015: PDP Rejects Delta Ex-Speaker as Onwusanya, Giwa-Amu, Okpuno, others back Olejeme
Prominent Deltans on Wednesday canvassed support for the governorship ambition of the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme
They also distanced themselves from the gubernatorial ambition of the former speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Engineer Victor Ochei.
Those who joined the Olejeme for Governor Train are the new Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Onwusanya, chairman, ULO Construction Company, Chief Uche Okpuno, former commissioner for women affairs, Chief Theodora Giwa- Amu, Chief Edwin Uzor and Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshimili South Local Government Area.
They listed Olejeme’s achievements and leadership style as reasons for endorsing her.
Chairman of PDP, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Evangelist Ebielim Muaduemezie set the pace for the endorsement when Dr. Olejeme and her entourage paid courtesy visit to party leaders and top government functionaries in the state.
Maduemezie, who distanced the party from the ambition of Engineer Ochei, denied receiving a car gift from the former speaker.
“Oshimili South PDP will never support Engineer Victor Ochei. Olejeme is our daughter. She has all it takes to be governor of Delta State. She will transform Delta State. Her ambition is our project. We will never disappoint her” he promised.
He also described her as a listening leader who has the interest of the people at heart.
“Don’t be cajoled by political jobbers, especially those printing posters. They are merely looking for political positions. We are solidly behind you. You will be in Government House in 2015”.
Onwusanya promised to support Olejeme’s ambition.
“Information about you has really touched my heart. It is a great opportunity to be seated with you. I must thank you for your compassionate spirit and the employment and government patronages you provided to Deltans, particularly the people of Oshimili South Local Government Area. You are eminently qualified to vie for any post in the country. This is not a political statement keep the flag flying. You will be there. You will finish the race strong. God will give you the strength and enablement”.
Dr. Olejeme, apparently pleased by the support of Oshimili South political leaders, urged Deltans, particularly Anioma people to stand by her
In another development, Barrister Paul Uwechue has extolled the leadership qualities of Dr. Ngozi Olejeme.
He also commended her for contributing to the progress of the country
Olejeme was in Ogwashi-Uku to commiserate with the family of Late Ambassador Ralph Uwechue.
“This is a loss that cannot be replaced. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace” Olejeme said.
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