The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya,Tuesday spoke on the problem of imposition in the Peoples DemocraticParty (PDP), urging members to join him to reform the party.
“It is a historic challenge which we must rise to confront squarely”he said at the maiden tripartite meeting of PDP members in the DeltaState House of Assembly, Commissioners and Advisers to GovernorIfeanyi Okowa.
Igbuya, evangelical in his support for transparency, said the partymust be clear as to the type of leadership required to meet theherculean challenges ahead.
“Whatever interest people want to advance, my position is, let therebe level playing field. PDP members in the House of Assembly must becarried along” he advised.
At the meeting aimed at positioning the party to be more efficient, toespouse its philosophy and to impact positively on the lives of thepeople, Igbuya canvassed for Right of First Refusal.
He advised leaders of the party to follow the laid down procedures of the party.
To increase the chances of PDP retaining power in the state and alsosetting it on the path of constructive regeneration, Igbuya not onlyemphasized party discipline, cohesion, loyalty and integrity butcalled for a system that would empower members of the party with theunfettered right to choose their leaders.
“We cannot sleep and say Delta State is PDP. The success of theparty depends on everyone. We should work in concert to ensure ademocratic exercise. The PDP must be a vessel for electing leaders whoare the choice of the people” he said.
He praised the governor for his efforts at charting a new course forthe state and the party.
“Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is lifting up the standard of life of thepeople. He has set Delta State on the path of progress through hispolicy of inclusiveness”
He enjoined Deltans to continue to contribute to make the state stronger.
In another development, Rt Hon Igbuya Tuesday described Hon OmawumiUdoh as a wonderful woman.
Udoh, PDP member representing Warri South Constituency at the DeltaState House of Assembly, defeated Hon Godwin Toristseju Abigor at theCourt of Appeal.
“Hon Omawumi Udoh is destined to be a member of the Sixth House ofAssembly” Igbuya said.
In Issele-Uku, the speaker congratulated People’s Democratic Party(PDP) member, Engineer Emeka Nwaobi for his victory at the AppealCourt sitting in Benin.
The court nullified the election and tribunal victory of Osi Okocha,member representing Aniocha North constituency.
By Fidel Njamanze