Uduaghan To Ochei: Expectations Are High, We Must Deliver On Promises
ASABA, June 09, (THEWILL) - Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged the new Speaker and other principal officers of the Delta State House of Assembly to work harmoniously to move the state forward and provide dividends of democracy to the people.
Governor Uduaghan who gave the charge when the new Speaker, Rt. Hon. Victor Ochei led other principal officers to pay the governor a courtesy call in Government House Asaba, said the expectations of Deltans were high and the legislature should work hard to meet their yearnings and aspirations.
He said the state has a mandate to turn the economy around and empower the people explaining that the crowd that witnessed the inauguration of the Assembly was a reflection of the people’s desire to enjoy good governance and improved living standard.
“The crowd I saw at the inauguration was not only there because they wanted to witness the inauguration of the 5th Assembly but was there because they have expectations, the only way we can meet this expectation is to work together.
“My appeal is that the legislature and other arms of government work closely to meet the expectation of Deltans and move the state forward,” he said.
In his remarks, the new Speaker Hon. Victor Ochei pledged to work harmoniously and vigorously with other arms of government to move the state forward and improve the living standard of Deltans.
Meanwhile, Governor Uduaghan has inaugurated a new Chief of Staff Government House, Dr. Festus Okubor and a Senior Political Adviser, Chief Ighoyota Amori with a charge to them to generate goodwill, build bridges of peace and mutual understanding in the state.
While the performing the inauguration ceremony at the Unity Hall, Government House, Governor Uduaghan explained that he appointed them because of their wealth of experience and urged them to use their depth of knowledge in the political terrain to create rapport and good will among various political groups in the state.
“You have held different political positions in the past, these offices you are now appointed into require you to put your wealth of experience into play to build a united Delta state,” he urged them.
Dr. Uduaghan reminded them that the challenges associated with their new offices were enormous and charged them to work out modalities on how to surmount these challenges by working in unity with all Deltans to achieve the administration’s goals.
“The Delta state we are building is not for us but for our children, we need to meet up with the responsibilities of our different offices in order to serve Deltans better,” he said.
He charged them to render selfless service to Deltans adding that “All those appointed should know that they are not here for yourself but to serve others.”
He appealed to those not yet appointed to be patient and work harmoniously with officials already appointed, stressing that all segments in the state will be adequately presented in his administration.
In a brief remark, the new Chief of Staff, Government House, Dr. Festus Okubor thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve and pledged to use his wealth of experience to promote the Uduaghan administration’s three-point agenda.
He charged all Deltans to cooperate and work with the Uduaghan’s administration in order to transform the state to enviable heights saying “It is only through peace and unity that we can move the state forward and as such let us all work together to achieve this goal.”
Dr. Okubor pledged his loyalty, dedication and promised not to betray the trust reposed in him.
Also in his remarks the new Senior Political Adviser, Chief Ighoyota Amori thanked the governor for finding him worthy to serve Deltans and promised to reposition PDP for better electoral results.
He appealed to those PDP members who were misguided during the re-run and April general elections to retrace their steps and turn a new leaf and return to PDP.
“The system must be clean of disloyal characters for the party to grow, I appeal to all PDP members who were misguided to leave the party to retrace their steps and turn new leaf as the PDP government of Governor Uduaghan have zero-tolerance for anti-party activities,” he said.