A group operating under the aegis of Tobu-Okun Political Forum (TOPF) have written political leaders in Burutu Local Government and critical stakeholders in the state politics to consider the choice of Amb. Dr. Apst. Godspower Tomone to succeed Hon. Godknows Angele as Chairman of Burutu Local Government Council when the time comes for Local Government elections in the state.
The group made their intentions known to newsmen via a letter addressed to His Excellency, Deacon (Barr) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, Deputy Governor of Delta State, dated on the 17th of January 2022 signed by the duo of Mr. Resident Kike, President and Sir Lumumba Preboye, secretary, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide recently.
The duo had maintained that since the creation of Burutu Local Government Council, the Tobu-Okun axis that comprises Burutu, Ofougbene, Odimodi, Ogulagha Kingdom, Kou Delta and other settlements around the area are yet to occupy the chairmanship position of the Local Government.
They continued that Amb. Chief Dr. Godspower Tomone is their collective choice to carry on the legacies of Angele, current Chairman of the Local Government when his second tenure must have ended, stressing that Tomone will deliver fully as Chairman of the Local Government if given the chance.
The letter had particularly urged the deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Barr. Kingsley Burutu Otuaro and other political actors in the Local Government to kindly ensure that Tomone emerges chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate at the primaries, adding that choosing Tomone will make sense and will do the Local Government a lot of good.
However, Mr. Resident Kike and Sir Lumumba Preboye further stated that Dr. Tomone is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 11, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State that has contributed both his personal resources in ensuring that the PDP comes out victorious in every elections.
Nevertheless, the letter revealed that Dr. Godspower Tomone has made several attempts to contest the Chairmanship position in the Local Government but have always listened to the voice of leaders, stressing that the time has come for the leaders to grant him his age long wish.
Meanwhile, the duo had on behalf of all members of the group called on the traditional rulers of Iduwini Kingdom, Delta State, Ogulagha Kingdom, Obotebe Kingdom and other political leaders to see reasons with them on the choice of Tomone, maintaining that he is God fearing and have the required leadership credentials to move the Local Government forward.