By Binebai Princewill
Stakeholders of the Delta South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday met at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State to deliberate and strategize on the way forward for the party ahead of 2023. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report
The gathering tagged “Delta South PDP Stakeholders Meeting ” was well attended by Delta State PDP political appointees and elected officers from the senatorial district. The Chief James Otobo Hall at Oleh Council secretariat was filled to the brim.
In his speech during the meeting, Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme (JP), Chairman of the Delta South PDP who presided over the meeting had hinted the PDP stakeholders in Delta South that His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State and PDP Vice Presidential candidate is aware of the meeting, stressing that the meeting was called with an instruction from the Governor.
Speaking further during the meeting, the Delta South PDP Chairman, Chief Dr. Julius Takeme appreciated all those that turned out for the meeting despite the short notice, stressing that Delta South is the home of PDP, he stated that stakeholders must do all they can to reach out to the grassroot in order to maintain the party’s dominance come 2023.
However, he had assured the Delta South PDP faithfuls across the senatorial district that more of such meetings will be called frequently to pave the way for a smooth ride to victory come 2023, noting that the party has developed a template from Abuja which will be activated in all States, local governments, wards and units, adding that series of committees will be springing up at various level soonest.
Takeme asserted that Deltans have a lot to do as this is the first time that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having a Deltan as his vice Presidential candidate, opining that with Okowa as Vice President of Nigeria by God’s will, Delta stand a chance to benefit a lot.
“Delta South is the home of PDP. Delta South is the only senatorial district in the state that has produced senator right from time since the emergence of PDP in the state. It is under the firm instruction of Governor Okowa that I am calling for this meeting, we have to come together, more of these meetings will be called henceforth. It is very important for us to work in order to ensure that for the first time Delta State is producing the vice Presidential candidate of our party, we have to work very hard to ensure the victory of PDP come 2023.
“We have to ensure that we all fall back to our various units to galvanize more votes for our party. We will be calling for meetings and constituting committees that will be taking responsibilities in their various Local Government Areas, wards and units. This is not a one man show but a task before all of us.The primaries has come and gone so we need to work together now. Very soon, we are going to come out with the itinerary with which we are going out to hold meetings around our Delta South Senatorial district.
“Nigerians are tired of hardship in the APC Leadership at the federal, PDP is the only option and alternative for a better Nigeria. Free fall of Naira against dollar, hike in fuel pump price, high cost of living, high prices of commodities in the market and insecurity are things Nigerians will never want to continue with the APC led federal government. It is time for unity, it is time for coming together, we are not only working to win but to win convincingly. It is time for action. We will be collating those that are serious with this matter. We will begin to champion the crusade of unity. Let us forget the past and move forward. PDP is our party. We need to move forward.
“PDP is the only party with proper administration. We have serious plans to sustain our dominance in Delta South. It is a sure banker that PDP is taking over Aso Rock come 2023. ” the Delta South PDP Chairman Takeme stated.
Representing Ijaw, Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic nationalities in Delta South, Chief Solomon Areyinka, Dr. Isaac Wilikie, Chief Ernest Oromona, Chief Emmanuel Ogidi, Wing Comd. B. Y Biakpara and High Chief Idu Odio Amaidhe had called for the unity of party faithfuls in the senatorial district, they stressed that the party will have to work hard to ensure a landslide victory and had also preached about respect to constituted authorities in the party.
The duo of Sen. Stella Omu and Delta South PDP Senatorial Candidate, Evang. Dr. Prince Michael Diden, popularly known as Ejeje, the Aguba of the universe had appreciated Dr. Takeme for the meeting, stressing that no one should panic as PDP will maintain its dominance in the state and advance to occupy Aso Rock come 2023.
Some of the notable dignitaries present at the meeting are:
Chief Dr. Julius Takeme (JP), Delta South Senatorial PDP Chairman, Hon. Michael Diden (Ejele), 2023 Delta South Senatorial PDP Candidate, Hon. Bashorun Ogieh Aakiah, MD DESOPADEC, Amb. Dr. Comr. Shedrack Agediga, Executive Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Wing Comd. P.Y Biakpara (Rtd), Chief Joe Arase, Hon. Fred Martins, Hon. Emmanuel Sinebe, member representing Patani Local Government, Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Victor Asasa, Prof. Ikomi, Mrs Gergina Evah, Hon. Dcn Christian Itire, Hon. Mrs Blessing Izoge, Chief Solomon Areyinka, Bishop Sunny Jero, Barr. Odion Bernard, Chief Favour Izoukumor, PDP Chairman Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
Others include Sen. Stella Omu, Hon. Freeman Fregene, Chief Boro Opudu, Capt. Igbuku (Rtd), Hon. Ebike Oromoni, Hon. Godknows Angele, Chairman of Burutu Local Government Council, Amb. Chief Francis Boumiebi, Hon. Ovuakpor Evivie, member representing Isoko South, Delta State House of Assembly, Tripple Chief Vero Emmanuel, Mrs Flora Alatan, commissioner for women affairs, Delta State, Commissioner for transport, Delta State, Comr. Emmanuel Gesikeme Akpule with the host of others.
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