I have asked myself severally, "Why am I running for GOVERNOR?
I make bold to say and categorically too that I am not running just to add His Excellency, the GOVERNOR to my name. I am running neither for fame nor material wealth. I am running because of the future; our children's future.
How do we secure this future? The only answer to this is to continue with the tradition of providing quality leadership.
Delta State is blessed with many great and selfless leaders who remained evergreen in the hearts and minds of many. We have some of them still alive while some are dead. We have to learn from such leaders that at the end of the day a leader is remembered not for his unparalleled greed but for his unmatched selfless service.
It is therefore important to take a critical look at the qualities of good leadership in each of the candidates before we make that choice or that final decision.
We must anchor our quest for good leadership on expertise, network, experience, commitment, loyalty, service, integrity, resilience. preparedness and most importantly, manifesto of each candidate for the candidate's exalted office.
Performance records of each candidate is very key in this aspect. We must chose someone who can offer quality political leadership. We must choose someone who can create wealth through massive employment. We must go for someone who can provide and encourage investors, provide conducive business space, facilitate satisfactory welfare package for workers, ensure first-class health care delivery system, all in a secured and peaceful environment.
As Candidates knock on our doors appealing for votes, we have to weigh all these in each Candidate and choose the one we can entrust our future in.
The depth of Candidate' pocket should not be the basis for our choice or else we are already eating what belongs to our children and their own children.
As we approach the zero hour, let us make ourselves heroes by reflecting and resolving to go to the ballot a wiser and more informed determinant of the people's future which each voter is.
History will never forget and forgive us if we failed to provide such good leader for a sophisticated area like ours.
We should not fall victims of voter apathy that leads to the election of bad leaders. This is the moment of truth. This is the hour an infallible, decisive and final decision must be made.
My government will harness our human capital to make our economy to be on the rise.
I promise to consolidate on this and hit the ground running. The records are there as well as physical and visible legacies.
Today, history has placed on the shoulders of each and every electorate the responsibility of choosing a Candidate to steer the ship of Delta state ; a credible, tested and trusted Candidate that will stimulate growth in all area of development in Delta state
This is my main motive of presenting myself for public service.
Let us vote wisely so that, in the future, our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren can look back and say, “I’m glad my forbears sacrificed their today for our tomorrow".
This is the moment of truth; our date with destiny.
Thank you all.
Obire, PPA Governorship Candidate, Delta state.