Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has advised politicians and their supporters to work towards credible elections in 2010, instead of planning to cause violence and hijack of ballot boxes.
â€œPeople are becoming more sensitive, people are becoming more interested and so let us work towards elections rather than work towards planning to hijack ballot boxes and carry guns,â€ he said.
Governor Uduaghan said the 2011 elections in the state wouldÂ not be business as usual and urged Deltans to prepare to go to the polls this time around to cast their votes to guarantee a credible election.
Uduaghan, who played host to Uduaghan Ladies Vanguard in WarriÂ yesterday, noted that the political awareness of Deltans was so high now that it would make it impossible for ballot box hijackers to have a field day.
â€œI want to let all of you know that the next election is going to be very fair; it is going to be based on more of what we have been able to achieve; whether you are a local government chairman or governor, your performance will be used to judge you in the next election in the state.
â€œOur people are becoming very sensitive. There is going to be more of voting than ever before and it will be difficult for you to hijack ballot boxes. There will be voting in Escravos, even in Burutu. There will be voting in Ogbe-Ijoh and so you should get ready,â€ he said.
President-General of the group, Mrs. Omawumi Udoh, had earlier said: â€œWe are die- hard supporters of Governor Uduaghan and we are out to unite Deltans.
We will continue to support your administration that has done so much for Deltans and we have come today to say a very big thank you. Our dynamic governor, do not relent in what you are doing.â€