By Binebai Princewill
The Peoples Democratic Party in Delta South under the leadership of Chief Dr. Julius Takeme (JP) as Chairman on Thursday holds its senatorial meeting with the aim of putting smiles on the faces of party faithfuls across the senatorial district in the state.
The marathon meeting which was presided over by the Chairman of Delta South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Julius Takeme (JP) heavily discussed on how to carry people at the grassroot along by putting measures in place to release Christmas and New Year packages to party supporters to fully enjoy the yuletide season.
Other issues extensively deliberated include the need to reclaim power at the centre and continue its dominance in Delta State come 2023 and beyond.
Speaker after speaker had also hailed the leadership qualities of His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State and his deputy Otuaro in their quest to transform Delta State to the envy of others, stressing that the duo are indeed a pair made from heaven to take Delta State to the promised land.
However, the meeting had also resolved that soon enough, there is need to call for a PDP general meeting where party faithfuls and leaders from all wards will be called upon to discuss on the way forward of the party.
In a press briefing shortly after the meeting at the Delta South Senatorial District Office in Warri South Local Government Area, Hon. Dr. Isaac Wilkie, Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Warri North Local Government who also doubles as Chairman of all PDP Chairmen in Delta State hinted The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide that the meeting was simply to strategize on the way forward for the party.
In his words: “This is a senatorial meeting, we are strategizing, this is a festive period, we need to celebrate, we want to carry our people along as we know that they are our people. I mean the PDP faithfuls in Delta South.”
On his part, Chief Favour Izoukumor, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State have while describing Governor Okowa as the smartest Governor in Nigeria also lauded Chief. Dr. Julius Takeme’s style of open and progressive leadership, adding that the senatorial chairman is indeed working hard in collaboration with his entire exco to truly consolidate and reposition the party for the better, stressing that he is proud of him.
The Warri South West Local Government PDP Chairman, Chief Favour Izoukumor continued that come 2023, the Peoples Democratic Party remains the only antidote for a better and progressive Nigeria.
He said: “PDP believes in empowerment, PDP comes in whenever Nigerians are in critical situation. Takeme as Chairman of the senatorial district was magnanimous enough to call for a meeting to see how the party will provide succor for our people during this yuletide season. Our reach will go beyond party faithfuls. Rice, beans, foodstuffs and all that will be provided for our people. We are not introducing a new thing here it is something that the various arms of our party has been doing over the years.
“On 2023, PDP remains the way forward for Nigerians, as a party we are going to disagree to agree, we are putting our house in order to continue our dominance in Delta State and of course to reclaim power at the centre. Nigerians are tired of the APC led Government. Even the APC itself is tired.
“On this note, I hail Governor Okowa for the developmental legacies across the state, as a party, we are proud of him as the smartest Governor not just in Delta State but in the whole of the federation. Delta State is truly in safe hands. It is my prayer that the Lord Almighty shall continue to endear him with more wisdom and unprecedented knowledge in piloting the affairs of the state. “
Our move is to deepen internal democracy – Barr. Odion
Nevertheless, Barr. Odion Bernard, legal adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State have described the meeting as a move to deepen internal democracy in the party at the grassroot level.
The Delta State PDP legal adviser stated that Nigeria as a country is dying under the reign of APC, stressing that there is need for the Peoples Democratic Party to put her house in order to rescue the country from the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
” I am Barr. Odion Bernard, legal adviser PDP Delta State, we met today to make arrangements to deepen our internal democracy at the grassroot level, Local Government, Ward level and what have you.
“We are working to capture the centre, we are working to ensure that we reduce opposition to the lowest level so that other states will be encouraged to emulate us. Delta is very key as we are working to capture the centre.
“The nation is dying under APC, all promises made to Nigerians are on the opposite direction, from economy to security and what have you. Nigerians are crying everyday hence the Peoples Democratic Party is working to ensure that we rescue the country from the problem the APC has put us all into, the APC have failed in all ramifications. We are intending to hold a general meeting by drawing people from various wards across the senatorial district to brainstorm on the way forward in order to deepen our democracy at the grassroot level. Elections are purely grassroot based.”
Meanwhile, the meeting was well attended by members of the senatorial Exco, state party Exco members from the senatorial district as well as Local Government PDP Chairmen in the senatorial district.