ByÂ Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”AS the political tempo in Delta state increases ahead of the 2011 general elections, the member representing Burutu constituency in the state House of Assembly, Funkekeme Solomon, has reaffirmed his determination to mobilize both human and material resources to ensure the return of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan as governor.
He made this declaration at the weekendÂ during the official unveiling of Burutu Youth Vanguard for Uduaghan that witnessed the gathering of party leaders and top government functionaries from within and outside Burutu council Area.
Solomon, who represents the people of Burutu for the third term in the House, and other political bigwigs from the area were unanimous in their affirmation of commitment to Uduaghanâ€™s administration.
The legislator, who was represented by aÂ commissioner nominee from Burutu and the second member on the Board of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB, Dr. Bello Orubebe stated that the inauguration of the Vanguard in Burutu was to reciprocate the benevolence of the state governor towards the people of the area.
He said: â€œWe are ready to mobilize politically, financially, structurally as well as other available resources at our disposal to demonstrate our appreciation and commitment to this detribalized chief servant of our state who has brought unparalleled development to Burutu council area.
â€œWe are willing to make greater sacrifices to support his re_emergence for a second tenure.â€
SolomonÂ described members of Uduaghan Vanguard as ambassadors of Burutu and expressed confidence in their ability to actualize the objectives of the movement.
He, therefore, charged them to exhibit high sense of discipline and commitment to duty.
In his inaugural speech, the national president of the body, Comrade Isaiah Ingo, stated that the body was established to complement the existing political structure of Hon. Solomon in the area and reiterated the groupâ€™s desire to aggressively mobilize grass root support for the state government, particularly the peace and security agenda of the governor
Ingo noted that at no time in the political history of Burutu people have they benefited immensely like in the present administration.
Said he:Â â€˜â€™Therefore, Burutu people and all Ijaws in Delta have no reason not to support this administration and the 2011 re_election of Dr. Uduaghan.
â€œTo this end, we are ready to collaborate with other progressives within and outside Burutu to achieve this.â€
Keneth Afejuku, chairman of the Delta South Senatorial district of PDP, commended Burutu people for the formation of the Vanguard and urged them to extend the structure to other parts of the state to ensure total mobilization of youths for Uduaghanâ€™s vision.
The Director of Finance and Administration in the NDDC, Elder Power Aginighan, whose message of solidarity was read by retired General Broderick Demeyeibo at the event, commended the Uduaghan Vanguard for their high level of co-ordination and sense of direction.