Prominent Itsekiri Leaders on Sunday advised Deltans at home and abroad not to focus on gender but to look at the individual personalities, the person’s qualities and what he or she has to offer.
They also described the chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme as an honest, simple and accomplished administrator.
“Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has the knowledge and the skills to succeed in the state. So we are mobilizing our people, friends and in- laws across the state. We are quite confident that she would become governor in 2015” the leaders said in a statement issued in Warri.
The statement signed by the Chairman of Itsekiri Movement for Good Governance (IMFGG), Mr. Francis Diden also commended Olejeme for her contributions to the development of human resources in the state.
“Olejeme deserves the biggest thanks for developing the people,” the statement said.
Praising Olejeme for her altruistic and philanthropic disposition, the leaders said: “We are very impressed about her people- oriented programmes in Delta State. It is time for Deltans at home and abroad to unite and support a person who can enhance unity and provide opportunities for all.”
“We want her to be the next governor of the state because of her proven leadership qualities and our belief that she can govern the state very well” the statement said.
“He is a woman of principle who takes every word she says seriously. She is accessible and always ready to listen to all. Her ability to initiate plans and execute projects that will better the lot of the people is not in contention” the statement added.
2015: Okpe leaders okay Igbuya for another term; say he is a blessing to Delta State
Top Okpe leaders on Sunday described the Majority Leader of Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Monday Igbuya as a blessing to the state, while calling on indigenes and non-indigenes residing in Sapele Local Government Area to see him as a role model.
Chairman of Okpe Political Leaders Forum (OPLF), Mr. Darlington Ebireri in a statement issued in Sapele said the leaders praised Hon. Igbuya for protecting the people’s rights through quality representation, job creation and poverty alleviation.
“You have done us proud. All we can do is to acknowledge and thank you in our modest way by asking you to continue in Delta State House of Assembly” the leaders said after a meeting of stakeholders in Okpe kingdom.
The leaders who vowed to support Hon Igbuya come 2015 general election, described his performance in the state assembly as wonderful.
“Igbuya is a good ambassador of Sapele Local Government Area and his performance has spoken volume. He has defended the cause of Sapele at the State Assembly and if given another chance, come 2015, Delta State in general and Sapele Local Government Area in particular will be great” the statement said.
“He will do a lot for the people in terms of legislation that would further unite Delta State and laws that will attract the desired investment into this state, laws that would create employment opportunities and encourage private sector participation in the economy”.
The leaders advised others eyeing the seat to wait till 2019.
We will back him again in 2015 election” the leaders insisted.