By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” A legal practitioner, Mr. Jesutega Onokpasa, has called on Deltans to support Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for a second term in office, saying the state was witnessing radical development since the present administration came on board in 2007.
Onokpasa, in the statement made available to newsmen in Ughelli, Delta State, said, â€œwith utmost humility and equally firm, solid and unalloyed conviction, I call on fellow Deltans to support Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for a second term come 2011.
â€œIt is only fair that such an amiable, humble, mild- mannered, open, listening and performing grassroots fellow as Uduaghan should be given a second chance.â€
for the purpose of sustaining the reformative impact his peculiar leadership style and imaginativeness has had on Delta thus far.
â€œIt is proper and fitting for a governor to be ambitious for his people as is evidenced by the bold and rather startling projects, concepts and innovations Dr. Uduaghan has brought to bear in the state to date. While I may not necessarily agree with the governor in everything he has done, I do take exception to the recent and not so recent series of campaigns calculated to paint a harmless fellow like Uduaghan black by those who can hardly point to anything they ever did to improve the lot of Deltans.
â€œAs an Urhobo and a very proud one at that, I equally take exception to those with vested personal interests who tirelessly attempt to denigrate Uduaghan whilst claiming to speak for our people. Though I retain the greatest respect and highest regards for certain elders and stakeholders who have differences with the governor, I must at this point in time stand on the side of a man of my generation with something new to offer.
â€œWhile urging Dr. Governor to keep up his pace, clamp down on corruption, continue his widespread developmental efforts and not relent on his refreshingly therapeutic approach to governance, I enjoin Deltans home and abroad to give this remarkably resourceful and jolly good fellow the requisite support to continue to deliver for our state.â€