2015: Delta leaders meet, insist on Olejeme
Notable personalities in Delta State, including leaders of ethnic and youth groups, political parties, former council chairmen and past political appointees on Sunday looked at those who have announced, directly or by implication, their intention to contest the governorship in 2015, and those whose names have been put forward, with or without their public confirmation, as prospective candidates for the state’s number one seat, describing the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as ‘the only serious aspirant from Delta North”.
“Dr. Ngozi Olejeme stands out of the pack of pretenders, traders and contenders. She is a large hearted philanthropist, a reputable humanist and a God fearing individual” the leaders said.
They also condemned the plot to stop a governor of Anioma extraction in 2015.
“Delta north is the only zone that has never been privileged to produce the governor. We must support the zone in the spirit of equity, justice and fairness to produce the governor in 2015” the leaders said.
At a meeting in Ughelli Town, the leaders urged Urhobo and indeed Deltans to embrace politics anchored on qualities like credibility, competence and ability to perform and deliver the dividend of democracy to the people.
“Delta State needs a well-focused manager who has the interest of the state at heart; someone who is administratively skillful; someone who will deliver. Dr. Ngozi Olejeme possesses the ability, courage, sincerity and guiding philosophy to provide the right leadership for the betterment of the people. She is a stickler for hard work and excellence”.
In a statement issued in Ughelli by the Director General, You and I Foundation, Mr. Emmanuel Oritsejolomi Uduaghan and the President, Urhobo National Youth Congress (UNYC), Comrade Nicholas Evwienure, the leaders said “We are solidly behind Dr. Olejeme. We shall mobilize our people and give her an overwhelming electoral support.
Urhobo, they further charged, should ensure that Olejeme becomes the next governor of the state.
“Dr. Olejeme has the requisite appeal and political structure to clinch the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)” the leaders added.
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NAWOJ praises Olejeme’s leadership skills, says she remains the best for Delta State
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Thursday night praised the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme for her exceptional qualities, saying she remains the best for Delta State.
“Many qualities separate Olejeme from other aspirants; vision, courage, character, commitment, loyalty and sincerity. She will chart the right course and provide a clear focus for where the people and the state want to be and how to get there” the organization said.
Bestowing the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists’ Positive Thinker Award on her in Lagos, the organization said “Olejeme is the most suitable person to lead Delta State after the tenure of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan”.
Mrs. Asabe Baba-Nahaya, Toro Oladapo and other prominent members of the association who spoke about Olejeme, extolled her leadership qualities and proven records of service.
The organization called on Governor Uduaghan and other prominent men in the state to give Dr. Olejeme the opportunity to demonstrate her commitment to the will and the welfare of the people.
The organization also advised women to rise to the challenge posed by men.
“The men must be willing to cede power to Olejeme in 2015, while they prepare for a more auspicious opportunity in the future”
In her acceptance speech, Olejeme said “the award will provide a tremendous lift to her”.
Represented by former majority leader, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Aneke Ifemeni, Olejeme told the gathering that nothing will deter her from redoubling her efforts.
“I must thank you for recognizing my thoughts, personality and contributions to Nigeria, particularly Delta State. Thank you for this award. Thank you for your support”.
She also thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for the number of women in top political jobs in the country.
“How can women achieve equal voice and equal participation in politics? We must promote women’s inclusiveness in politics. We must address traditional obstacles to women education. We must mobilize women for economic empowerment. We must eradicate illiteracy through mass adult literacy and schooling for girls. Women must have access to productive resources like land, credit and technology. We must re-educate Nigerian men towards women’s empowerment. We must apply knowledge, consciousness, strength, courage, faith and commitment to ensure gender parity in Nigeria.
” she advised.
The award was the organization’s way of recognizing publicly the leadership capacity and contributions of Dr. Olejeme to Nigeria, particularly Delta State.
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