Olejeme, best governorship material, says Delta State Ex-Commissioner
As the governorship ambition of the Chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme continues to gather more support; former Delta State Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Barrister Raymos Guanah has thrown his weight behind her. He described her as the best governorship material for the February 28, 2015 polls.
“She appears more charismatic and more composed to raise Delta State to the next level of development”
Guanah, who spoke with journalists in Asaba on Tuesday, expressed optimism that Olejeme would be the next governor of Delta State.
“Taking into consideration the public opinion prevailing among Deltans concerning the 2015 governorship election, Olejeme is the frontrunner. She will break the jinx in 2015 and become the first elected female governor in Nigeria. She will have a smooth run into the Delta State Government House” he said.
The former political adviser to the Delta State governor dismissed the issue of gender in the governorship race.
“The best person for the job is Olejeme. Apart from her capability and intimidating political structure, she also commands large grassroots followership because of her love for the poor and the lowly people in the society”
Guanah emphasized that majority of Delta political leaders resolved to support Olejeme in her bid to be governor of the state in 2015.
The former chairman of Patani Local Government called on the people to rally round Olejeme to ensure her success in 2015.
He assured prominent leaders in the state that Olejeme would build upon the developmental programmes of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
“For Delta North to produce the governor, the leaders need to adopt a more holistic approach. They need to work together for the common goal of ensuring that she becomes the next governor of the State” he advised.
The former commissioner appealed to Olejeme not to bow to pressure.
“No amount of intimidation, threat or blackmail should deter Olejeme from what is in the best interest of Deltans”
Guanah said Olejeme had been in the fore front of gender equality and workers progress in Nigeria.
Although, Olejeme is yet to make official declaration of her ambition, but her supporters have been engaging in underground consultations with political stakeholders in the state, with a view to gaining wide acceptance any time she comes out openly to declare her ambition.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE