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Cleric Commends Uduaghan For Exceptional Political Leadership

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ASABA, May 20, (THEWILL) - Bishop of Asaba Diocese, Anglican Church, Rt. Reverend Justus Mogekwu has described Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan as an exceptional politician who is in a hurry to deliver on his electoral promises to the people of Delta State.

“There is something out of the ordinary, which is easily observable about Governor Uduaghan. This is the second and last lap of his tenure in office yet he seems to be more dedicated and committed to fulfilling his electoral promises than when he first started,” Bishop Mogekwu said while delivering his charge at the third session of the 12th synod of the diocese in Asaba on Sunday.

“This is the quality of a man who knows that he has God to give account of his stewardship to. A politician with less noble disposition, realising that he would not face the electorate again, could easily sit down, take his time and systematically empty the treasury. Uduaghan has proved to be an exceptional man.”

Bishop Mogekwu counselled Governor Uduaghan to “sustain the vigour with which he has been pursuing developmental projects all over the state so that in the end, he will entrench his name history.”

Congratulating Uduaghan for his electoral victory at the Supreme Court, Bishop Mogekwu expressed happiness that the end had finally come to the series of legal battles waged against him by the opposition. “We rejoice with him in the hope that he can now devote his time to the business of government in the next three years,” he added.

He pleaded with the governor to be mindful of party stalwarts and some of his acolytes who are likely to misrepresent him in the various local government areas and communities by failing to execute projects assigned to them.

“At best, they do shoddy jobs and pocket much of the money; such people are enemies of progress. They must be fished out and disgraced no matter how highly placed they may be,” he said.

He then appealed to Uduaghan to prevail on local government chairmen to be more responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people. “Many do not realise that there are many developmental projects which are actually local government responsibilities. When they fail to perform, many blame the state governor,” he added.