Delta monarchs task politicians on issue-based campaigns
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, politicians have been asked to engage in issue-based campaigns, rather than tendencies that will not promote national peace and development.
In a four-point communiqué issued at the end of their meeting in Asaba, the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council (DSTRC) enjoined the political class to be civil and shun character assassination under the guise of campaigns, but to conduct themselves with decorum and political maturity.
Delivering the communiqué, Chairman of DSTRC, the Orodje of Okpe, Maj-Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (rtd), Orhue 1, reminded Nigerians that the country belongs to them, urging the politicians to guard against the tendency of dividing the people along political, religious and ethnic lines.
The monarchs charged candidates for the various elective positions to address critical development issues that would put the country back on track and on the trajectory of sustainable socio-economic and infrastructural development.
They appreciated the Delta State Governor/PDP Vice Presidential Candidate, Ifeanyi Okowa, for his exceptional love and respect for traditional rulers and pledged continued support towards his administration.
According to them, Okowa is a thoroughbred leader, who is able to successfully manage the affairs of the state, despite economic challenges.
Condoling with the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ari Ali, on the death of three officers in Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Council of the state, the monarchs expressed deep pain by the death of the officers.
They prayed God to give the families of the deceased officers the fortitude to bear the loss.
Present at the meeting were traditional rulers from the three senatorial district of the state.