2015: PDP Rejects Delta Ex-Speaker as Onwusanya, Giwa-Amu, Okpuno, others back Olejeme
Prominent Deltans on Wednesday canvassed support for the governorship ambition of the chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme
They also distanced themselves from the gubernatorial ambition of the former speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Engineer Victor Ochei.
Those who joined the Olejeme for Governor Train are the new Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Onwusanya, chairman, ULO Construction Company, Chief Uche Okpuno, former commissioner for women affairs, Chief Theodora Giwa- Amu, Chief Edwin Uzor and Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oshimili South Local Government Area.
They listed Olejeme’s achievements and leadership style as reasons for endorsing her.
Chairman of PDP, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Evangelist Ebielim Muaduemezie set the pace for the endorsement when Dr. Olejeme and her entourage paid courtesy visit to party leaders and top government functionaries in the state.
Maduemezie, who distanced the party from the ambition of Engineer Ochei, denied receiving a car gift from the former speaker.
“Oshimili South PDP will never support Engineer Victor Ochei. Olejeme is our daughter. She has all it takes to be governor of Delta State. She will transform Delta State. Her ambition is our project. We will never disappoint her” he promised.
He also described her as a listening leader who has the interest of the people at heart.
“Don’t be cajoled by political jobbers, especially those printing posters. They are merely looking for political positions. We are solidly behind you. You will be in Government House in 2015”.