By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”AHEAD of the 2011 general election, a political group in Ughelli South local government area of Delta State, known as Concerned Group, has endorsed Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, his deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama and the member representing the area in the State House of Assembly, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, for a second term in office.
Chairman of the group, Chief David Uhawa, disclosed this at Edjekota-Ogor weekend when the group paid a condolence visit to Olorogun Taleb Tebite, following the death of his mother, Mrs. Phoebe Otiti Tebite, recently at the age of 82.
Uhawa said the endorsement was necessitated by the groupâ€™s satisfaction with the performance of the trio within their first two years in office, adding that the state and the local government area in particular have witnessed unprecedented spate of development due to the state governmentâ€™s vigorous pursuit of its three-point agenda.
He stated that the group would not relent in its unalloyed loyalty and support to the present administration and urged Deltans to work towards the re-election of the trio in 2011.
He described the late Mrs Phoebe Otiti Tebite as a devout Christian mother and great community leader.
Uhawa lamented that the death occurred at a time her advice would have been of great benefit in the polity.
He, however, told the children to take solace in the fact that their mother lived a fulfilled life and enjoined Deltans to emulate the qualities and exemplary life of late Mrs Phoebe Otiti Tebite.
Responding on behalf of the Tebite family, Olorogun Talib Tebite thanked the group for the visit and for endorsing the state governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, his deputy, Prof Amos Utuama, and himself for a second term in office.
Tebite also expressed gratitude to the people of the area for their support for the state government, adding that the administration was committed to the well being of the people of the state.