SAPELEâ€”Sapele born former gubernatorial aspirant of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State,Chief Charles Obule, has described the Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, as a transparent and focused leader whose accessibility to the people ensured wider consultation before initiating important government policies.
Fielding questions from journalists, Chief Obule explained that much as he would not want to be seen as a praise singer, he nevertheless could not hold back his admirable comments on the man whose policy actions have rapidly transformed the socio-economic fortune of Delta State.
He also debunked the rumour making the rounds that he rejected a senatorial slot when it was offered to him in 2007, to pull him out of the governorship race, just as he asserted that he redeemed his N120million pledge to the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) for the building of the Ultra-modern Urhobo Cultural Centre.
His words: â€œUduaghan is a transparent, focused and accessible leader, which has led to a wider consultation before initiating important government policies,â€ he said, adding that he wants all Deltans to join hands with the governor in the implementation of the 3-point agenda.
Meanwhile, Chief Obule has said that the rumour of his purported rejection of a senatorial slot in 2007 was a lie. He remarked that in politics positions are not given to people on a platter of gold but you run for it and insisted that he contested for the plum job of the governor and not that of the senate.
Speaking on his N120 million pledge to UPU, Chief Obule remarked that he paid the money with a single cheque, because of his love for the Urhobo cause, just as he commended Senator Felix Ibru, the UPU President General, for organizing the recentÂ Urhobo Unity Summit.