… CEPEJ Boss Urges, Political Parties, Guber Candidates To Unite All Aggrieved Stakeholders To Avert Electoral Violence, Crises.
….As Niger-Delta Activist Says Deltans Need Guber Candidate With Passion For Citizens Welfare, Development, Street Leadership Qualities, Community Based Knowledge.
By Victor Bieni, Asaba
Comrade Chief Sheriff Mulade, National Coordinator, Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), and Delta-born human and development advocate, has called on all Delta State Guber candidates for the 2023 general elections to tailor their political manifestos towards addressing the welfare of citizens.
The globally acclaimed Niger-Delta Activist made this call in a press statement made available to the media today being on Tuesday, 27th September, 2022 by Asaba branch office of CEPEJ.
Comrade Chief Sheriff Mulade then urged Delta Guber Candidates for the 2023 general elections to think of human capital development; youths and women employment, growing economy, Industrial revolution, good governance, or Leadership qualities, community development and peace-building initiatives rather than working to impose themselves on Deltans
He said: “Guber Candidates in Delta State for the 2023 general elections should desist from struggling to impose themselves on Deltans, but adhere strictly to the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as well as the Electoral Act of 2021”.
Chief Mulade, who is the Ibe-sorimawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, made the call to Deltans to choose a Governor with passion for Welfare of citizens, human capital development and vote wisely come 2023 general elections, while dwelling on the theme: “Building Delta State for effective development towards 2023 general elections ahead of official kick-off tomorrow”.
He also, appealed to all political parties and their candidates, especially those for governorship race, to unveil their development plans to Deltans to enable the people make useful decisions based on effective and realistic development plans.
The renowned peace Advocate then urged the candidates to place special emphasis on education, economy, environment, human resource development, employment and infrastructural development, amongst others, as they role out their development blueprint.
The Statement by CEPEJ’S Boss reads in parts: “The present infrastructural, economic, environmental and empowerment status of Delta State, clearly shows that the State is in dire need of individuals who are structurally minded, with strong passion for human capital development of the State”.
“I strongly appeal to the governorship candidates to think and focus more on the welfare of the citizen’s rather than struggling to impose themselves on Deltans as political leaders in the State”.
“The State needs a Governor with passion for development, street leadership qualities and community based knowledge that will enhance the State’s opportunities in businesses that will turn it into an industrial hub towards attracting investors and creating employment for the teeming youths, and women that will grow the economy like lagos state”.
“I admonish all Governorship Candidates in Delta State to work towards uniting all the aggrieved parties stakeholders to avoid violence and crisis in the 2023 elections. All Guber candidates should desist from any act capable of undermining the need for the greater good and sustainable development of our dear Delta State”.
“Most importantly, i further adminish Deltans to be wise and discerning in their efforts of chosing individuals who truly yearn for infrastructural and economic development of the State, come 2023”.