By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”YOUTHS from the five ethnic groups in Delta State have unanimously endorsed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for a second term in office, saying this was because of his outstanding performance, even as they have vowed to resist any attempt to impose any legislator on them for a third or fourth term bid.
In a communique at the end of the youths enlarged meeting held at Sapele, Headquarters of Sapele Local Government Area of the state and signed by the national coordinator of Delta State Youths Consultative Assembly, DSCA, Mr. Hendriks Opukeme and leaders of Itsekiri, Ijaw, Isoko, Urhobo and Ndokwa youths, they said their endorsement of Governor Uduaghan was predicated on his not covertly or overtly supporting any serving legislator at both the state and federal level to perpetuate himself in office for a third or fourth term.
According to the communique, â€œthe Assembly shall employ every lawful means necessaryto forestall such unbridled ambitions,â€ adding that Dr. Uduaghanâ€™s outstanding performance, coupled with his unprecedented achievement in the areas of the mega-city projects, Airport projects at Asaba/Osubi, Seaport at Warri/Koko, Micro Credit programmes and the developmental strides of DESOPADEC across the state ensured that the Assembly endorsed him for a second term.
They maintained that since 1999 majority of legislators at the state and federal level have not imparted positively on their constituencies, they warned the ruling Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP, not to impose such legislators on them again.
While decrying the high level of graduate unemployment in the state and appealed to Governor Uduaghan to create job opportunities for them, the Assembly expressed regret that failure by oil multinationals to abide by MoU reached with host communities and non_payment of adequate compensation have led to friction and strained relationship with all its aftermath.