By Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”FORMER Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, also a staunch member ofÂ Uduaghan Vision, has said it was the resolve of the group to return incumbent governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, for a second term, just as a group, Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan 2011 Club (EEU2011C), has thrown its weight behind the endorsement of theÂ governor by the Delta State House of Assembly.
Chief Elue noted that Uduaghan Vision had gone beyond vision to mission, with the mindset of actualizing the vision come 2011.
He stated this at a reception put together by the group to honour two top members of the group, Mr. Charles Onyekweli, member representing Ndokwa Federal constituency in the House of Representatives and Chief George Ugbomah, both of whom were described as grass root politicians.In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Mr. Johnson Agbeyegbe in Warri, Delta State, the EEU2011 urged dissenting voices to read the handwriting on the wall.
It congratulated Dr. Uduaghan on his victories at the election petition tribunals.
The group said they were surprise to read in one of the national dailies a publication credited to the Delta State Leaders, Elders and Stakeholders Forum and the Delta State Chapter of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) condemning the Delta State House of Assemble for endorsing Governor Uduaghan for second tenure, saying that the governor deserve to be re-elected without mortgaging their conscience.
President of the group, Ogbueshi Chiedu Onwuegbuzie, saidÂ inÂ Asaba that time had come for grass rootÂ politicians to be alert.”
â€œWe are aware that as next dispensation is fast approaching, some of the politicians, mostly those who are not on the ground, might be thinking of how to indulge in their stock of trade by recruiting thugs. That we will resist this time around.
â€œAlready, our members will be moving round the nooks and crannies sensitizing voters who are mainly from the grass root in the way they should go, so that together we shall deliver the peopleâ€™s mandate with their consent without necessarily over heating the system,â€ he added.