Delta 2015: Ogboru Gets Massive Welcome In Warri
BEVERLY HILLS, January 22, (THEWILL) – The inauguration of the governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Delta state, Chief Great Ogboru, turned out to be a carnival of some sorts on Wednesday as a massive crowd surged the Warri Township Stadium for the party campaign rally.
The Warri Township Stadium, venue of the campaign rally, was a beehive of activities as Ogboru was ushered into the stadium amid a rousing welcome from the tumultuous crowd who had besieged the stadium to catch a glimpse of him.
There was heavy gridlock in the metropolis following the sea of supporters mainly youths, market women and people from Urhobo speaking area of the state who had thronged the roads in solidarity to the party's flag bearer.
Present at the rally were members of the National Executive of Labour Party led by Alhaji Abdulkadri Salam and a host of other party faithful who had mobilised from the 25 local government council areas in the state.
Addressing the crowd, Ogboru who was flanked by his wife and his running mate, Elder Peter Ovie Erebi, said the era of mismanagement of public resources meant for development of the state was over.
He said that if elected, his administration would not embezzle the state funds but rather use the fund judiciously for massive infrastructural development of the state.
“Change has come. No more shall Delta be in political and economic darkness. No more shall we witness corruption, dirty environment, lack of water and mismanagement of the treasury,” he said.
He urged Deltans to choose the right leaders, saying; “When we choose our leaders, they become accountable to us through a transparent government.
“Today therefore we have a rare opportunity and responsibility to vote for that leader whose government will impact evidently on our people. I enjoin you my people to therefore support us in this noble quest to transform our state.”
Speaking at the rally, former governorship aspirant under the platform of the PDP, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, who recently dumped the party to joined forces with Ogboru said his support for Ogboru was because Ogboru will add value to governance of Delta state.
Omo-Agege who is the Labour Party's candidate for Delta Central Senatorial District said a vote for Ogboru is a vote for transformation of Delta state.
He noted that Ogboru had always won previous elections in the state noting however that he was often robbed of the mandate.