•Demands blueprints of candidates
Foremost environmentalist and development advocate, Comrade Sheriff Mulade has accused Delta State Governorship Candidates for the 2023 general elections of self-imposition, rather than thinking of the welfare of the people and charismatic leadership.
The environmentalist who doubled as the National coordinator of the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) disclosed this to newsmen in Lagos, Tuesday, September 27, 2022, ahead of the kick-off of political campaigns in the state.
Chief Mulade, who is also the Ibe-sorimawei of Gbaramatu Kingdom appealed to all political parties and their candidates, especially those for the governorship race, to unveil their development plans to Deltans to enable the people to make useful decisions based on effective and realistic development plans at the poll.
The activist urged the guber candidates to place special emphasis on education, economy, environment, human capital development, employment, and infrastructural development, amongst others, as they roll out their development blueprints.
Reacting to the poor state of development in Delta State, Mulade said the present infrastructural, economic, environmental, and empowerment status of Delta State, clearly showed that the State is in dire need of individuals who are structurally minded with a strong passion for human and capital development of the State come 2023.
The renowned peace advocate Mulade strongly appealed to the governorship candidates to think and focus more on the welfare of the citizens rather than struggling to impose themselves on Deltans as political leaders in the State.
While answering questions on who he thinks should be the best governorship candidate for the State, Mulade said that the State needed a Governor with a passion for development, street leadership qualities, and community-based knowledge that will enhance the State’s opportunities in businesses that would turn it into an industrial hub towards attracting investors and creating employment for the teeming youths, and women that would grow the economy like Lagos state.
Chief Mulade advised various governorship candidates of the state to work towards uniting the aggrieved parties’ stakeholders to avoid violence and crisis in the 2023 elections.
He urged candidates to desist from acts capable of undermining the need for the greater good and sustainable development of our dear Delta State.
Mulade further advised Deltans to vote wisely in their effort of choosing individuals who truly yearn for the infrastructural and economic development of the State, come 2023.