DELTA 2023: Niger Delta activist eyes governorship position
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Niger Delta activist, Chief Sheriff Mulade has formally declared his intention to contest for the plum job of governor of Delta state 2023 with a call on the masses to own the process towards emergence of the next governor of the state.
Comrade Mulade disclosed this at a rally in Warri South local government area.
Addressing his supporters, Mulade said “I strongly believe that the masses who constitute the electorate are the deciding factors in every elective process. That is why I’m here to formally consult you and express my interest in the next Delta State Governorship race.”
“I wish to encourage you to support a candidate of the peoples’ choice and mandate. This is the time for true governance; this is the time for grassroot inclusiveness in Delta State political process; and this is the time for us to nominate and elect a youthful, popular, experienced and an acceptable candidate of Ijaw extraction, who believes in the power and value of the masses, as the next Governor of Delta State.”, he added.
“I know that with the support of all Deltans, we can engender positive progress in Delta State; and to accomplish this, every citizen, 18 years and above, should obtain his or her Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) and vote for the right and capable candidate.”
He urged Deltans to reject imposition of candidates as well as election manipulation and choose a worthy candidate.
“It is high time we allowed a capable candidate to lead and govern Delta State. Let us say NO to political manipulations and imposition of candidates who are only seen during general elections. Let’s move forward. We have stood still for too long in Delta State.”
“My desire is to bring positive change to Delta State, and not to oppose any candidate or ethnic group. We are Deltans; we are one big family.”, he said.
“Permit me to state that the best approach for nominating a candidate for an elective position, is through the electorate. The governorship seat is not an exception to this.
“I believe that this is the time to change the narrative by adopting the Bottom-Top Approach, where the grassroots, that is the masses, are consulted in the process of nominating a credible, trustworthy and reliable candidate for an election, and not the other way round (Top-Down) where leaders of political parties and political godfathers are consulted”, he said.