Prominent sons and daughters of Delta South senatorial district have resolved to work against any person with questionable character and track record emerging as governor of the state in 2015, just as they insisted that it was the turn of Delta North to produce the next governor of the state.
They also endorsed Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, as their guber candidate for the 2015 poll.
Meeting under the aegis of Itsekiri, Ijaw and Isoko Progressives, in Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area of the state, the leaders said: “Given the fact that Delta Central and Delta South have dominated the highest office in the state, Delta North should produce the governor come 2015.”
Emphasizing that democracy should empower all to aspire to public office, the leaders said that the business of governance was far too serious to be entrusted to novices or persons with questionable character and track record.
“Dr. Ngozi Olejeme, a member of the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, is a woman of high integrity and high principles. She is a great administrator, seasoned technocrat and a lover of the people. She is well entrenched in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. She is our choice and will be governor of Delta State in 2015,” the leaders said.
In a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Mrs. Rosemary Clark, the leaders described Olejeme as “a political institution in Nigeria and an ardent believer in the policies and programmes of the current administration.”
The leaders called on the people from Delta North to unite, speak with one voice and strongly resist any political arrangement that will prevent the area from getting the governorship slot in 2015.
They also implored Olejeme to continue her good work.
“Olejeme has endeared herself to the consciousness of Nigerians as a veritable model. In NSITF and other institutions, she has empowered several people and cemented an enduring friendship with people from all walks of life.”
They urged Deltans, irrespective of ethnic and cultural persuasion to join hands with men and women of good conscience to make Olejeme emerge governor in 2015.
The leaders also commended the cordial relationship existing between the governor of the state, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr. Olejeme.