By Innocent Onoja
BOMADI—Niger Delta ex-militant leader, Mr Francis Muturu, has declared his intention to contest for the office of chairman, Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State.
Declaring his ambition before Bomadi Ward 1 executive of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Bomadi, Francis said his intention to contest the council chairmanship position was to address the neglect of his people by providing them infrastructure, which was denied them by past administrations.
He vowed to revamp the council’s system if elected, adding his leadership will be transparent as access roads will be constructed in the 12 communities in the council adding that payment of workers’ salaries will be a priority.
He said: “I am not going to use council funds to build houses in Warri. I am not going to use council funds to buy cars because I already have them. I am contesting because of the pains in my heart, arising from poor service delivery to my brothers and sisters. I want to put smiles on the faces of council workers and others. I will care for our fathers and mothers between the age brackets of 60 years and above,” among others.
“My intention is to bring the much needed democratic dividends to the doorsteps of my people without favoritism. My efforts for the people of the council as an ex-militant leader is well-known by all. The scholarship schemes for the youths where over 30 youths had already benefited, as well as empowerment for both women youths are testimonies of my good intention to serve my people.”
In his address, chairman PDP Ward 1 Bomadi, Mr Tanko Awipi, noted that Mr Francis’ philanthropy and empowerment schemes for his people were already commended by Bomadians and thanked him for the bold step taken by showing interest in the number office of the council, as he advised him to work hard to achieve his goal.