…Passes vote of confidence on Takeme’s leadership, sets up conciliatory committee
By Binebai Princewill
The Delta South structure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday held its 2021 maiden expanded exco meeting at the Okere office in Warri South Local Government Area where series of issues geared towards maintaining the dominance of the party ahead of the forthcoming local government elections in the State and 2023 was critically discussed.
The Liberator Newspapers can report that the marathon two phased meeting held yesterday first began as a close door meeting among the Delta South PDP Exco members which later dovetailed into the expanded exco meeting with the various Peoples Democratic Party Delta South Local Government Chairmen that gracefully attended the meeting.
In his opening remark during the expanded exco meeting, Dr. Julius Takeme (JP), Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Delta South Senatorial District had briefed the party leaders in the meeting on the need to strengthen the bond of unity among stakeholders of the party ahead of the March 6th local government elections and 2023 general elections.
In his words: “This is the first meeting of the party in 2021. 2020 was an historic year, #endsars protest, Covid-19, flood and what have you. We thank God that we all came out strong.
“We are the leaders that are entrusted with the leadership of the party in the 8 local governments in the Delta South Senatorial District. We have to build synergy, we have to draw up the agenda for the party in the senatorial district in this 2021. The year is still very fresh hence we have to keep the ball rolling. The senatorial district leadership, various PDP LGA Chairmen, elected officers, political appointees, ward leaders and our party faithfuls must be in synergy.
“There has to be a lot of consultations in strengthening the bond of unity in our party, we have been able to visit our highly revered Deputy Governor, Barr. (Dcn) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Hon. Mike Diden, popularly known as Ejele, Hon. Julius Pondi, member representing Burutu Federal Constituency. There are others to meet in our consultative visit which is still ongoing.
“Party business has to be running, we need to form activities, we don’t need to keep quiet, at least the unity, love and strength in coming together cannot be overemphasized. Party activities also means meeting with political leaders in our senatorial district. We have to put the party together in Delta South. There has to be a synergy among us.We just came out from lga primaries, whatever fall out we may have during the just concluded primaries, as leaders of the party, it is purely a party affair to appease whoever that is aggrieved. We have to manage the situation by appealing to any aggrieved person or persons.” Dr. Takeme stated.
After much deliberations among the party leaders, Chief Favour O. Izoukumor, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Warri South West Local Government who briefed The Liberator Newspapers on the outcome of the meeting noted that the meeting was a fruitful one.
He said after much deliberations among the party chieftains, the party officials noted that since the party is just coming out from the its primaries, the party observed that there could be aggrieved members within the party following the just concluded primaries hence a reconciliation committee was set up to reach out to all aggrieved members of the party across the senatorial district.
Chief Izoukumor hinted our reporter that ahead of the forthcoming Delta State Local Government elections in the State, the party at the senatorial district had resolved to call for an all encompassing PDP meeting where leaders and other critical stakeholders in the Delta South Senatorial District will be attending for further deliberations on the way forward ahead of the 2021 March 6th elections and 2023.
The Warri South West PDP Chairman noted that the meeting saw the need for various leaders of the party in the Senatorial District coming together as crucial and important, adding that there is power in unity and oneness hence the proposed all encompassing meeting.
Speaking further, Chief Favour had maintained that the expanded Delta South PDP meeting which in this regard comprises the senatorial exco members and the various Delta South PDP Local Government Chairmen after critically x-raying the leadership style of Chief Dr. Julius Takeme (JP), Chairman of the party in Delta South had passed a vote of confidence on him.
Izoukumor said there are many positive things that defines the leadership pattern of Dr. Takeme, he stressed that the Delta South PDP Chairman had rebranded the party in a great deal within the short period he has held sway of the office as the Delta South Senatorial District chairman of the PDP.
Chief Favour asserted that since his emergence as the senatorial chairman of the party, Takeme had always followed instructions from the state, adding that he hardly do anything on his own, emphasising that they are proud of him as their chairman in Delta South.
Speaking among other things that defines Takeme’s leadership, Chief Izoukumor stressed that the transparent nature of the Senatorial party Chairman to his exco, PDP chairmen of the various local governments in Delta South is overwhelming.
“If there is anything, he always brings it to the table for everyone to see and will only act on what everyone will say, this is a very rare attribute “. Chief Izoukumor stated.
Attendance of the meeting include Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme, Chairman, Delta South Senatorial District, John Okoroloko, Secretary, Triple Chief Vero Emmanuel Tangbowei, Senatorial Woman leader, Evelyn Avro, Dr. Macauley (JP), Treasurer, Trophy Kirifegha Auditor, Stanley O. Agbosa, Assistant Secretary, Comr. Emmanuel G. Akpule, Ex-officio, Barr. Odion Bernard, Sen. Legal, Peter Odion, 001 Organizing, Hon. Mrs Eunice Tayor Oololiu, Org. Sec, Hon. George Guoti, Ex-officio, Hon. Mike Obarogbi, Publicity Secretary, Chief Ekomere Eda, Assistant woman leader, Hon. Obowomauo Bino, state youth leader, Ezon-Ebi Orogun, Ex-officio.
While the Delta South PDP Local Government Chairmen that attended the meeting conclude Hon. Ebike Oromoni, Burutu, Johnson Agbeyegbe, Warri South, Chief Favour O. Izoukumor, Warri South West, Hon. Prince Opuofeni, Bomadi, Chief Comr. Godspower Asiurokun, Patani, Chief Obaro Godspower, Isoko South.