Delta 2015 Governorship Poll: PDP clears Olejeme

Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has been given a clean bill to contest the gubernatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State.

Olejeme was the first aspirant to be cleared by the screening committee sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Olejeme told newsmen shortly after going through the screening process, that she was the first to be cleared by the committee.

“This is divine and by the grace of God, I will become the party’s flag bearer and governor of Delta State in 2015.

On her plans for the state, she promised not to concentrate on allocation from the federal purse. “I will not go cap in hand to beg for federal allocation. I will focus on agriculture, culture and tourism, entrepreneurial and sports development to improve the revenue base of the state”, she noted, adding that she would give social security in the form of welfare

“I will look after the elderly ones and children. I will provide quality education and give unemployment allowances to the unemployed people. I will help businesses in the state to grow. I will ensure the rights and entitlements of the disadvantaged groups, the urban poor and the poor living in rural areas. I will map out poverty alleviation schemes through which our children (mainly our youths) and our women including indigent widows and the handicapped would be empowered” she promised.

“I will improve the communities, make majority of the people self-reliance and ensure social justice and participatory decision-making”.

“I will provide clean drinking water and encourage the youths and women including the men through the provision of skill acquisition centres. I will ensure sound governance, accountability, efficiency and service delivery. I will listen to the views of the people, work together with communities and stakeholders in developing the state. I will take necessary steps to provide security in its entirety to all citizens. I will strive to end the rural-urban divide by providing urban amenities to rural areas. I will increase investment in agriculture, promote rural sports; ensure a health care system that is accessible, affordable and effective” she promised.

“I will provide dignity of life to specially-abled people and ensure a policy of zero tolerance for violence against women”

“I will provide an efficient administration. I will eliminate obsolete laws, use technology to prepare our children for a knowledge society, modernize the courts, usher the economy into a high growth path, reignite the investment cycle, and accelerate job creation”.

She stressed that her administration would create a policy environment which is transparent and fair.

“I will embark on simplification of the tax regime, expand employment opportunities, strengthen the pension and health insurance safety nets for labour force of all categories, chalk out an ambitious infrastructure development programme, encourage private sector investments, expand education infrastructure, improve the quality of teachers and conditions of service, encourage individuals and Voluntary Agencies to open schools as long as they meet government guidelines” she said.


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