The People’s Movement, a group of Deltans concerned with the rapid development of the state, Sunday came down heavily on critics of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, urging the people of the state to call them to order.
The group in a statement issued in Lagos by its Director of Communications, Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua described the governor’s critics as “shallow minded fellows.”
Notwithstanding the tough times and other challenges posed by the critics of the governor, the group said Dr. Uduaghan is making a conspicuous difference at a time others are engaged in crude propaganda and primitive accumulation.
The group described Uduaghan as a man with a visible record of actual performance and a substantial stock of values like trust, integrity and passion for the common good.
It said the governor had demonstrated political doggedness by bringing democratic values to the people of Delta State, stressing that the governor had showcased his deep understanding of the purpose of political leadership while embarking on projects that have positive impacts on the people.
“Five years in the saddle, records reveal that the Emmanuel Uduaghan- led government has created a durable and conducive environment for growth in the education sector. He has revamped and repositioned the Delta State University, state hospitals, courts and the civil service. He has upgraded so many Deltans from a subservient living standard to the elite cadre. The governor has also upgraded sporting facilities in the state” the group said.
The group praised President Goodluck Jonathan for honouring Governor Uduaghan with the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
It commended the governor for cutting short his three days trip to the United State of America (USA) following reports of flood disaster in the state and providing relief assistance to the people as well as setting up temporary camps in some local government areas in the state.
“ Yours has been a leadership committed to the service of the people, a leadership imbued with a zeal and a fervor to improve the conditions of the people as a legacy for posterity.
It enjoined well meaning Deltans to join Uduaghan’s effort in taking the state to greater height by insisting on service delivery, fighting waste and corruption and maximizing opportunities for promoting peace, growth, development and democracy.
It appealed to the people to abhor rumour mongering, bickering and divisiveness.
“ As the nation marks her 52nd Independence, we urge the people of Delta State to cooperate with the governor, foster unity and harmony among themselves” the statement added.