THE emergence of Chief Godwill Obielum as the Governor of Delta State in 2015 would be a blessing to the state, politicians in Oshimili South local government area have said. At a meeting held at Umuagu quarters, Asaba, the politicians observed that it was a thing of joy that politics in the state has got to a stage where the people are speaking with one voice concerning who should govern them at the expiration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration in 2015. “For once, we are speaking with one voice in Delta State that we want Chief Godwill Obielum to be our next Governor,” Chief Obidi Amagwulu said, stating, “all over the state, people are saying that Chief Obielum should be our next Governor, this is because, we know Chief Obielum to be a hardworking man, experienced and he does not hold grudges rather, he is a progressive man who believes in a united and progressive state.” He stated that apart from politicians, especially those in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), non-politicians also desire that Chief Obielum should come out to be the next Governor of the state.
According to him, “Chief Obielum has helped a lot of people, and he does not believe in where
you are from, sample the opinion of the people, especially market women and the youths, they will tell you that their prayers is for Chief Obielum to become our next Governor.” “The politicians in Oshimili South local government area are committed to working for Chief Obielum, he is a true party man who has ensured that the PDP remains strong in our area and we believe that his emergence as Governor will only make the party to be stronger in the state and in Nigeria,” the PDP chieftain said.
Madam Ifeanyi Awana in her contribution said, “this is not politics of deceit, we know Chief Obielum, he also know us, we shall work for him and the good thing is that everybody is working for him to be the next Governor, he is so humble, intelligent and carries the people along.” She stated, “we, the supporters of Chief Obielum, the progressive minds in the PDP have formed the Delta Progressive Movement (DPM), an umbrella body for progressive people within the PDP to ensure that nothing stops Chief Obielum to become the next Governor of Delta State. “Chief Obielum is a peaceful man, a man who will not disappoint us as party men and women, he is a man that every Deltan would vote for across party lines,” she added.
Others who spoke at the occasion including Mr. Benjamin Ogugua and Hon. Afam Uzor stated
that the era of some politicians coming to deceive them with rice, salt and cash is over, adding, “we will take it from them and still vote for the real person we want after all its our money they are re-circulating.” While Mr. Ogugua said, “we are committed to working for Chief Obielum, not because of the money, rice or salt but because, he will be a Governor that all of us would be proud of,” Hon. Uzor said, “the era of using money to deceive us is over, this is the time we will support people, beg people we know that are qualified to hold elective positions and I can tell you that God has blessed Chief Godwill Obielum with many good qualities and we want him to be our next Governor.The campaign for Chief Obielum to be our next Governor is a
movement based on conscience and the future of our state, not because of what we stand to gain today.”