By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
A political pressure group, the Urhobo Patriotic Front, has thrown its weight behind the governorship ambition of Dr. Braduce Amakazi Angozi.
This was expressed in statement, where they said he is best person to takeover from Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, come May 29, 2023.
This is coming barely few hours after the DC-2023 Forum met in Asaba, the Delta State Capital to strategise for the 2023 Delta State Governorship slot, where they took a stern decision not to go for anything, but the governorship position.
The group in the statement signed by the National Coordinator, Ambassador (Comr) Ufuoma Erisuena, and the National Secretary, Comr. Aloba Paul Akpevwe, and made available to reporters, the group said they took the decision after careful study of the various aspirants who their names had been put forward as possible candidates especially from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the statement, “the records of his achievements when he was the Chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, tells you that he has the capacity to bring development to the state, through industrial innovation, by tapping from the abundant manpower in the state”.
The group pointed out that it’s on record that as a Commissioner for Agriculture, he initiated and created the opportunity for agricultural funding for rural farmers in the state, which helped in the revolution of that sector.
They stated that Delta State needs continuity, to consolidate on the infrastructure and economic development, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has achieved, as the government has positioned the youth on the need to acquire entrepreneurial skills, for tomorrow, knowing his love for the youth as demonstrated during his time in political offices, and after.
“Dr. Braduce Angozi, is a lover of the youth, and human development. Right from when he was a councilor, and later Chairman of Burutu Local Government Area, he had never hidden his love for the training of the youth educationally.
” He gave freely, and he was never tired of seeing to the development of the youth.
“We have seen, and heard names of possible candidates of the various political parties, but we will be more comfortable with Dr. Angozi Braduce. A focused man, and who will be able to continue with the achievements of the present PDP government, under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
“Our group believes that the next governor of the state, should continue with the drive to solidify already gained milestone for development. Okowa had set the template, and the only man that will sustain the template, is Dr. Braduce Amakazi Angozi. We support him.
“He is a detribalised politician, and an innovator, as noticed when he held sway as chairman of his council area, and Commissioner of Agriculture.
“Outside public positions, he has continued to exhibit that quality of leadership that only focused and detribalised leaders possess.
“This is the type of man the state needs to build the future Delta, where the focus will be both on human and good infrastructure development,” the group stated.