By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”The member representing Ughelli South local government area in Delta State House of Assembly, Olorogun Taleb Tebite, has charged the people of the area to work assiduously towards the re-election of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and his deputy, Prof Amos Utuama, for a second term in office in 2011.
Tebite gave the charge at the weekend when Concerned Rainbow Women, Ughelli South local government area chapter, paid him a condolence visit, following the death of his mother, Mrs Phoebe Otiti Tebite, who passed on recently at the age of 82 years.
He said the present administration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had done a lot in the state in general and in Ughelli South local government area in particular, adding that the state government was touching the socio-economic lives of Deltans.
According to him, Uduaghanâ€™s administration is committed to the socio-economic well-being of the people of the state.
He pointed out that the three-point agenda of the state government was all embracing and people-oriented.
Tebite enjoined Deltans, particularly the unemployed youths, to key into the various empowerment programmes of the state government in their quests to gain economic independence, adding that the state government was poised to improve on the economy of Deltans.
He said the State Micro Credit Programme and Agricultural loans were some of the programmes designed towards attaining economic independence for the people of the state.
Tebite added that one of the ways these programmes could be sustained was for Deltans to vote the duo of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Prof Amos Utuama for a second term in office in 2011.
He appealed to Deltans to strive to keep the peace in the state, stressing that peace was the bedrock for sustainable development of the state, and reiterated that without peace, government may not be able achieve much for their benefit.
Thanking the group for identifying with him and his family in their moment of grief, Tebite described the group as a visionary one and urged its leadership to be guided by the aims and objectives of the group.
Earlier in her speech, President of the group, Princess Eguonor Ogbon, expressed the sympathy of the group and urged Olorogun Taleb Tebite and his family to take solace in the fact that their mother, Mrs Phoebe Otiti Tebite, led a good life.