By Fred Oghenesivbe
A governorship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Deputy National Chairman of Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has disclosed that street wisdom and credibility impacted positively on his political career and human relations.
Oborevwori made the disclosure while addressing party leaders and delegates in Warri South, Burutu, Isoko South and Isoko North Local Government Areas on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, said his M.O.R.E agenda focused reasonably on Deltan Youth, which promises to be an improvement on YAGEP, STEP, RYSA, and Project GEST of Okowa administration.
He noted that since the assumption of office nearly seven years ago, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has been busy working round the clock to create jobs and wealth for young Deltans.
The governor, according to him, has been able to decongest the state labour market through substantial investments in skills acquisition, human capacity development and regular empowerment programmes in terms of starter packs, cash to boost businesses, and huge investments in the creative industry and other sectors of the state economy.
Oborevwori recalled that as a youth leader and Chairman of Osubi Community, he commanded enormous respect and still enjoys the same from youth across the state because he had always been on the side of justice, truth, equity and issues that will be beneficial to all concerned.
Oborevwori who is the incumbent speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, urged youths that were present at the political consultation meetings in the four LGAs of Delta South Senatorial District, to always have clear and positive goals to accomplish in life, remain loyal and respect leaders and chieftains of the party, PDP.
The tested and trusted governorship hopeful said that he deployed street wisdom, credibility and honesty in his interactions with people across board, and created healthy relationships and partnerships with leaders, elders, women and youth, which according to him, subsequently paved the way for his emergence as Ward Councillor in Okpe under the Zero party system in 1996.
Oborevwori appealed to party leaders and delegates of PDP extraction to do everything within their powers to sustain the zest and synergy for his landslide victory at both the primaries and governorship election in 2023.
He promised to deliver on his promises encapsulated in the M.O.R.E Agenda and equally provide the enabling environment for meaningful development, opportunity for all Deltans, realistic reforms and enhanced peace and security.
“Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow. I was once a youth and I made substantial achievements in my days as a youth leader, community leader and Councillor in Okpe during the Zero party era.
“My street wisdom and credibility have contributed immensely to my early success in life. I have several academic degrees, and I dare to say that they are inferior to positive street wisdom and street credibility.
“I am homegrown, hone based political leader and if you like call me local content politician. I have lived and still living with people with no record of western acculturation. Deltans pains are my pains. I will be governor for all Deltans devoid of tribal or ethnic sentiments and petty political squabbles.
“I believe in one God, one Delta and one People. We are all equal before God, and as a Christian, I owe God the responsibility of being an upright and righteous governor, a leader that will put God first and the people of Delta State, second.
“Those I led when I was a youth trusted me, same way my colleagues in the State House of Assembly, they have attested to my character, competence and honesty by adopting me as sole governorship candidate. and the governor trust me.
“I count myself worthy to step into the large shoes of our amiable governor as his successor in 2023.
“I urge our youths to be focused, hardworking and honest. Honesty pays. My M.O.R.E agenda captured the youth adequately. I hope to take thousands of our young boys and girls from the streets and make them outstanding entrepreneurs, breadwinners and employers of labour.
“I respectfully appeal to leaders and delegates of our great party, PDP, to do everything within their powers to sustain the synergy for my landslide victory at both the primaries and governorship election in 2023.
“Delta shall be soft under my watch. Advancing Delta is my core objective and I urge you to partner with me to take our state to a higher level from May 29, 2023, and beyond,” Oborevwori said.
Personalities present at the consultation meetings are; Chief Patience Nkem Okuofu (Mother of Government), Olorogun John Oguma, Rt Hon Leo Ogor, Rt Hon Sunny Emeyese, DTHA Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Oshor Christopher Ochor, House Majority Leader, Chief Hon Ferguson Onwo and Honourable members of DTHA, Comrade Ovuzorie Macaulay, Chief Amadhe Iduh, Chief Solomon Arenyinka, MD-Desopadec, Bashorun Askia Ogie and DOP Ifeanyi Eboigbe.
Others in attendance include; Odoziani-Lion Monday Onyeme, DC-23 Secretary, Olorogun Dr Chris Oharisi, DC-23 Deputy National Chairman, Hon Ighakpata, Ada Anioma-Rt Hon Joan Onyemaechi, Commissioner DESOPADEC, Olorogun Kent Akigho Okiemute, Local Government Council Chairmen led by ALGON Delta Chairman, senatorial, House of Representatives and State Assembly aspirants, Executive Assistant to Delta Governor on Communications, Chief Dr Fred Latimore. Oghenesivbe Esq, and others.