Delta-born human and development advocate, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on all Delta state guber candidates for the 2023 general elections to think of the welfare of the people rather than struggling to impose themselves on Deltans but to adhere strictly to the guidelines of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as well as the Electoral Act of 2021.
Chief Mulade, who is the Ibe-sorimawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom, made the call on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, while addressing newsmen in Lagos, the commercial nerve of Nigeria on “building Delta state for effective development towards 2023 general elections ahead of official kick-off on Wednesday”.
He appealed to all political parties and their candidates, especially those for governorship race, to unveil their development plans to Deltans to enable the people make useful decisions based on effective and realistic development plans. He urged the candidates to place special emphasis on education, economy, environment, human resource development, employment and infrastructural development, amongst others, as they roll out their development blueprint.
Speaking on the poor state of development in Delta state, Chief Mulade said the present infrastructural, economic, environmental and empowerment status of Delta state, clearly shows that the state is in dire need of individuals who are structurally minded with a strong passion for human and capital development of the state.
The renowned peace advocate Comrade Mulade strongly appealed to the governorship candidates to think and focus more on the welfare of the citizen’s rather than struggling to impose themselves on Deltans as political leaders in the state.
On who he thinks is the best governorship candidate for the state, the non state actor boss of a renowned NGO, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) Chief Mulade noted that the state needed a governor with passion for development, street leadership qualities and community based knowledge that will enhance the state’s opportunities in businesses that will turn it into an industrial hub towards attracting investors and creating employment for the teeming youths, and women that will grow the economy like lagos state.
Chief Mulade advised them to work towards uniting all the aggrieved parties stakeholders to avoid violence and crisis in the 2023 elections.
He further advised all the candidates to desist from any act capable of undermining the need for the greater good and sustainable development of our dear Delta State.
Chief Mulade further advised Deltans to be wise and discerning in their efforts of chosing individuals who truly yearn for infrastructural and economic development of the State, come 2023.