Delta State Governor yesterday, asked candidates who are aspiring for the office of Governorship in Delta state, to abstain from engaging in activities that will cause a crisis and tear down the peace of the state, as he charged them to always be truthful.
Speaking on Friday in Asaba at the swearing-in-ceremony of elected Local Government Chairmen of Ndokwa East and Ethiope East respectively. The sworn-in Chairmen, both of whom are women, are Mrs Nkechi Chukwurah and Mrs Faith Majemite respectively.
Speaking he said; “Those who are aspiring to be governor should stop creating trouble, I have tried to be fair to all in our journey towards 2015.”
Adding further he said: “Two weeks ago during the Ward congresses, I had meetings with the governorship aspirants, every aspirant and every leader contributed to the emergence of the delegates through a consensus list, which they signed and they all applauded the free and fair nature of the congress that brought up the delegate list.”
“This, the panel took to Abuja and some aspirants while collecting or submitting their forms, even went on television to commend the process, so, where is this opposition coming from?”
“Tell your friends who are aspirants to take it easy, Delta State belongs to all of us, they should stop creating problems and they should retrace their steps so that they can land safely and get to their destinations.”
Dr Uduaghan who congratulated the chairmen that were sworn-in for winning in the council elections, observed that they were successful because, they did not create the problem that prolonged their electoral process.
Urging the newly elected chairmen to focus on the area of security, payment of staff salaries and ensure that they engage in progressive projects in their local government areas, noting that women are doing well in the politics of Delta State.
“Your elections have proven that women can be elected into office, women should be elected and they should put themselves forward to be elected. Today, we have four elected chairmen of councils and so many vice chairmen who are women,”he said.
Uduaghan enjoined them that; “Any woman who puts herself forward for elective position will get maximum support if she is loyal, dedicated and does not gang-up against the people.”