…As Askia, Ejele, Gbubemi, Omasuli, others registers presence in meeting
By Binebai Princewill
The Delta State South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under the leadership of Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme on Monday held an expanded exco meeting in Warri where critical issues affecting the party internally was heavily discussed. The Liberator Newspapers can report.
Presiding over the meeting, Chairman of the Delta South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme hinted the critical stakeholders present in the meeting on the need to be united ahead of 2023 general elections.
Speaking further, Takeme while carrying out the directive of the party at the state level had told party executives across the Local Government Areas constituting Delta South Senatorial District to avoid divisive tendencies within the party.
He said it has been sadly observed that there has been pockets of unions within the PDP, stressing that people should not form cluster unions within the party as such acts of proliferation of meetings within the party would no doubt hamper the unity and strength of PDP in the state.
Dr. Julius noted that subsequently, the PDP Delta South Senatorial District under his leadership will work in collaboration with other key stakeholders of the party to ensure that a more expanded exco meeting involving all ward chairmen in the senatorial district is called for planning or organisation of the party ahead of 2023.
However, it would be recalled that the yesterday’s meeting held at the famous Warri Club in Warri South Local Government Area was specifically for exco members of the senatorial district, various local government area PDP chairmen, youth leaders, women leaders as well as other member of the Local Government excos constituting Delta South.
Chief Takeme speaking among other key issues maintained that the party is working hard to ensure that the various organs are strengthened financially to carry out mobilisation and sensitization programmes ahead of the coming general elections in the country.
While praising Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Delta South PDP Chairman maintained that Deltans are happy with the development legacies of Okowa, adding that he has made positive history in Deita State for himself and the Peoples Democratic Party.
He said while the PDP will continue to owe Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in high esteem, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party deserved praises for strengthening the party with his uncommon administrative pattern of leadership.
Takeme pointed out that elections are conducted at the grass roots, hence he called on all Local Government Excos represented by their chairmen and other members of the working committees to sing the PDP song to people in their various jurisdictions.
Nevertheless, Hon (Chief ) Askia Bashorun Ogieh, Managing Director (MD), Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Hon. Michael Diden, Chairman, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC ), Hon. Mrs Gbubemi K. Kolo, Commissioner, Technical Education, Delta State who attended the meeting in their separate speeches to the party leaders emphasized on the need for unity within the party.
The trio while speaking on the need for unity among party officials also declared their supports for the Delta South leadership of the party, stressing that whatever the party intends to do, they would be available to support in whatever way.
Meanwhile, after much deliberation among the various local government areas chairmen and members of the working committees, they pledged unalloyed loyalty to work and carry out the directives of the party in Delta South.
They however called on those occupying government offices to remember them in their political appointments, stressing that financial empowerment among party officials remains key for better delivery in their various Local Government Areas.
On his part, Chief Favour Izoukumor, Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Warri South West Local Area had while declaring his support for the Party at the senatorial district noted that if there are pockets of unions within the party at the Local Government Areas, he admonished the party leadership to rather look into what could have caused such proliferation of meetings with a view of addressing and making justice to such causes for everyone to be truly happy in the party.