2019: Politics is not do-or-die affair, Pere of Gbaramatu tells aspirants


Comr. Sheriff Mulade and members of his team in a group photograph with the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba

…as Sheriff Mulade unveils liaison office

…like other aspirants, he’s qualified to contest – Chief Pondi

…Sheriff will deliver if given the chance – woman leader

…I want to remain close to the people – Sheriff Mulade

A call has gone to all the sons and daughter of the Gbaramatu kingdom seeking political office in the forthcoming general election 2019 to eschew politics of do or die and to work collectively for the development of the kingdom

The Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Oboro-Gbaraun II, Aketekpe, Agadagba made this call during the consultation visit by one of the Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Comrade Sheriff Mulade and his team of supporters.

Speaking in the Ijaw dialect, Oboro Gbaraun II stated that despite the rising numbers of contenders jostling for the sole seat allotted to the Warri South West Local Government in the house, all should still view it not as a do or die affairs but as a call for service.

In his words, “Some play politics of do or die, but yours should not be that way. It has come to the Ijaws but whosoever that gets there should remember the promises made today.

As this backdrop, the royal father added that; if anyone does not make it, there are other times. We should learn to embrace one another and seek a common understanding. That is my expectation from all of you, he concluded.

Also speaking to GbaramatuVoice after the visit, the Ibe-Benimowei of the Gbaramatu Kingdom, Chief (Engr.) Kestin Pondi while stressing on what His Royal Majesty had earlier said, opined that his assessment is that Comrade Sheriff Mulade, like other aspirants, is qualified for the position. 

According to him; “Mulade, is a reputable person in this kingdom; he is one of those illustrious sons we have in this kingdom. He is intelligent and a very focused person, and on a personal assessment I think he is qualified to represent us at the House of Assembly,” he added.

On his part, Comrade Sheriff while unveiling his constituency explained that he is more interested in staying close to the  people were he can feel their pains as against Asaba the state capital.

Mrs Tina Ighedo, a woman leader said if Sheriff is given the chance, they believe the dividends of democracy would be delivered to the people at the grassroots as she called on the women to support him.

By Abai Francis & Enaibo Asiayei

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