Uduaghan’s DG Canvasses Support For Principal, Says No More NDDC Contracts For Self, Cronies


Newly appointed Director-General (DG), of Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Campaign Organisation, Charles Mallam-Obi has called on the people of Delta south senatorial district to give a maximal support to the Delta south senatorial ambition of his principal and immediate past governor of Delta state, Emmanuel Uduaghan in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

Immediate past Delta State governor and 2019 Delta South senatorial district candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, had on Thursday appointed his former political Adviser (Delta South), Charles Mallam-Obi as Director-General (DG), for his Campaign Organisation.

In his first message to the people, posted Friday morning on his facebook account, newly appointed Director-General (DG), of the Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Campaign Organisation, Charles Mallam-Obi, thanked everyone who facilitated with him on his new appointment stressed that “It can’t be business as usual of awarding Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) contracts to self and a few family members and cronies.

The DG therefore appealed to all and sundry in the district to join hands with former governor Uduaghan in order “to deliver a better life to our people of Delta South senatorial district.”

Mallam-Obi who took a brief memory lane on his journey with the immediate past governor, expressed shock over his appointment, noting that when he set out on a journey to follow former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, he never envisaged playing any lead role in the political ambition of his principal.

“When I set out on this journey to follow Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, I never envisaged playing any lead role. I just knew I could trust the man I had decided to follow. I knew he had a thing for the young, and for my people. I also knew he had something for ideas. All of these I knew from the programmes he was passionate about when he was the governor; from the free maternal health care program which enabled our pregnant mothers to have access to proper medicare and free medicare for children under 5 years to the free education for primary and secondary schools.

“He also initiated the Uduaghan bus program, which changed the face of transportation in the state. He gave scholarship to all first class graduates of Delta origin. He was a darling of the comrade community. The scourge of liver and kidney failure made him subsidize dialysis so much that people who had kidney/liver challenges started moving back to Delta state. Uduaghan is a compassionate soul.

“I’m still in shock that he appointed me the director general of his campaign. However, I trust his judgements a lot because the EEU I know is a very thoughtful man and he must have seen something that made him decide on me. I want to sincerely thank him for the confidence he has reposed in me. The outpouring of love and support on social media has been overwhelming. I appreciate all of you for your love and support.

“We must translate that social media love and support to concrete legwork because elections are not won on Facebook. Opinions can be formed here but the real work is out there in our streets: our mothers and fathers in the villages; our brothers and sisters who do not have internet access; please tell them to vote for Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan. This election must be about issues and capacity.” Mallam-Obi admonished.

On his principal’s vision and mission for the Delta South senatorial district and the Niger Delta region in general, Mallam-Obi, described the immediate past governor as the best man and most qualified to represent the people at the green chamber come 2019.

“Uduaghan understands the problems and I know he will deliver. It can’t be business as usual of awarding NDDC contracts to self and a few family members and cronies. We must raise the bar. The Delta south senatorial district is the richest district in Nigeria by hydrocarbon deposits. Why support a man who has been there for 16 years and hasn’t seen any potential in the district other than contracts to self and family?.

“We all know the real problem with Nigeria is the many unprogressive laws and practices that we have adopted. Why should the army seize crude oil from thieves and burn it inside the creeks thereby damaging the environment? Why should they burn illegal refineries when you can make laws that support the indigenous people who own the wealth and the environment, to own properly fabricated local refineries and sell crude oil to them?.

“We all know the many health hazards of these practices on our people! Why not make laws that empower communities to become part owners of the companies operating in their lands and waters instead of turning our villages into military zones all in the name of protecting ”critical national assets”? Is it not obvious that if the landowners are part owners of this wealth they will protect the assets with their last drop of blood?

“This was never intended to be a long post but I have so much to say that it’s hard to stop when I talk about these issues. I know we can do it. I just need you to join hands with us to deliver a better life to our people of Delta South senatorial district.” the DG said.


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