Comrade Jude Ukori, Executive Chairman, Egbama/Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF)
…avoid statements that will ignite trouble
By Shina Badmus
Comrade Jude Ukori, Chairman, Egbama/Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation (EGCDF) has made a clarion call to youths in Delta state to shun any form of electoral violence in the forth coming election.
He made this call in an exclusive interview with GbaramatuVoice during the opening prayer to the New Year for members of the organization.
Ukori said that the 2019 election is by the corner and it is of a truth that most people use the election period to make a lot of trouble. The period, he said, if not well managed, can be taken advantage of by some people to destroy even oil company facilities.
In his words “my message to my people is to embrace peace, as it is the only thing that can bring development. Let’s not allow a few disgruntled elements to lead us on the negative part of violence.
“Violence will take us nowhere rather let all of us be actively involved in the election process either as electorate or even as party chieftain, we should follow due process.
“Avoid statements that will ignite trouble, avoid action that will promote violence, let’s shun violence by all means. Let’s make up our minds through the manifestoes and the policy statements of these various candidates of the party to be sure of whom to vote for.
“I advise our youths to shun violence, not to be used by politicians as thugs. We have room to vote, cast your vote and your vote will decide who will come on board. For us at EGCDF, I ask every one of us to follow the part of peace”.
The EGCDF boss also disclosed that the foundation had more projects that are ongoing and would be commissioned this year.
“We have some projects that are still ongoing and we are ready to commence new projects, our message to the contractors that are still on these projects to work harder, work according to specification and deliver”.
Ukori extended his appreciation to the Foundation’s chief sponsor in the business of community development, Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), calling for more fund and corporation in order to increase economic empowerment.
According to him, “with the little money we got, we have done the one’s but more is still needed to be done. This New Year we are believing and calling on them most especially by the end of the year for the review of GMOU that has kept this relationship together for the years. So we want to call on them to increase the funding so that we can be able to do more to impact on the lives of the people positively, we are talking about.