The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, on Thursday has counselled the Delta State House of Assembly hopeful in Warri South West constituency, Comrade Sheriff Mulade to ensure he runs an issue based campaign that will deliver quality representation to the people.
The Itsekiri monarch while giving his counsel on the occasion of a consultation visit to his palace by Comrade Mulade to seek for his support and blessing, said good governance and leadership is his priority noting that Nigeria lacks good leaders, as many are clamouring to occupy public offices for selfish reasons.
“Your campaign let it be issue based. When I was crowned as Olu, during my coronation I made policy statements. I want to pursue peace, unity and progress, for my people and for my neighbours. I love peaceful coexistence.
“All we are praying for is good governance, good leader. Whether you’re Ijaw, Itsekiri, Urhobo, Igbo, Yoruba, I don’t care.
“Somebody who will be there to protect my interest and our interest. We don’t have good leaders.
“Most of them who go there, go there for personal interest.
“Politics in Nigeria is a spoiler. I pray that God will bring us back to that old days. Politics is not a dirty game as many people like to make us believe. Only people with dirty mind play it dirty.
“What matters to me is, let there be light, let there be water, good roads, let everyone be able to afford to train their children to any height freely without lobbying or bribing anybody,” he added.
Ogiame Ikenwoli thereafter gave his blessings to Comrade Sheriff Mulade with an admonition to always make himself reachable to the masses once he gets there.
Meanwhile, the Ogbe-Ijoh women traders, as led by Mrs Temi Werinide, have endorsed Comrade Sheriff Mulade as their sole candidate to represent them in the Delta State House of Assembly, come 2019 as they believed he would change their fortunes once he gets there.
Comrade Mulade who addressed the women traders at the Chief Tunde Smooth playground, near NPA in Warri, thanked them for their endorsements and promises to rebuild the market which has constantly being ravaged by fire incident due to its poor structure.
In addition, the House of Assembly hopeful promises to support the women in their trade so that they can cater for their homes independently.
The endorsement ceremony also witnessed a group of All Progressives Congress (APC) members of about 1,000 decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The former APC faithfuls, led by Mr. Mackson Amakiri, said their decision to go back to their former party, PDP, is on the antecedents of Comrade Sheriff Mulade whose track records of community development shows him as a leader that would always stand by the people.
Another nongovernmental political organisation, the Africa Ghetto Network, AGN, led by Hon. Amakiye Dada, also pledged their support for Comrade Mulade as they appealed to the Governor Okowa administration to ensure a free and fair primaries and elections in the state.