Key politicians, government officials, industry and traditional chiefs from the Urhobo nation Wednesday spoke with one voice, affirming their support for Delta State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Chief Monday Igbuya.
“The next speaker must have good knowledge of the legislative environment and a clear vision of the effects of the law for the larger society. Igbuya understands the workings of government” the leaders said,
The leaders who met in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government appraised the enviable qualities of the lawmaker, describing him as a prudent manager of human and material resources.
In a statement signed by the spokesperson of Union of Urhobo Leaders (UOUL), Dr. Joseph Oki, the leaders showered praises on Igbuya for his dexterity.
“Igbuya has credibility and integrity. He has the personality, wisdom, experience, ability to reach consensus with people of differing viewpoints and the demeanor for the position. He is dependable and has all it takes to lead the House to success” the leaders said.
Recalling his days as chairman of Sapele Local Government, the leaders said the highly cerebral and very urbane politician demonstrated a keen sense of management of scarce resources for the benefit of his people.
“Igbuya impacted positively on the lives of the people”
“The next four years should hold better prospects for law making in Delta State; prospects of higher degree of harmony between the executive and the legislature”
They called on Urhobo sons and daughters at home and abroad to unite and make persuasive case to those elected outside Delta Central that the next speaker of the House should be Monday Igbuya.
They also urged the lawmakers to support a tested, trusted and God fearing person as speaker.
“We look forward to a house that will be very vibrant. We look forward to a house that will maintain harmonious relationship with the executive. It is our prayer that God in his wisdom will give us a man like Igbuya as speaker”
HENRY OVIE EBIRERI
Speakership: We are solidly behind Igbuya- Delta Leaders
Delta Leaders on Friday described the Delta State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Chief Monday Igbuya as a highly focused individual, saying this humble and dynamic Deltan is a natural successor to Peter Onwusanye.
“If the succession is about continuity, keeping up the tempo of sustainable development and lifting the state and the people to the greatest heights, then Deltans have the answer in Monday Igbuya”
In a statement issued in Asaba to explain the backing of Igbuya by prominent Deltans for the speakership of the state, the leaders said they opted for Igbuya, owing to his track record as former chairman of Sapele Local Government, Chairman, House Committee on DESOPADEC and Majority Leader of the House.
“Igbuya has a cordial relationship with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. He has vision, moral fortitude, zeal, leadership, commitment and love for all. He enjoys the friendship of the leadership of the party and the confidence of members of the house and will definitely triumph” the statement signed by Chief Ngozi Idigun said.
Continuing, the leaders said “Igbuya is knowledgeable and straight forward. His goodwill and philanthropy will see him through”
They pledged to work hard to ensure the success of the majority leader in the state
“We are working very hard to make Igbuya speaker. So we don’t want to be distracted” they said.
They argued that the majority leader was a detribalized Deltan who is more acceptable in the state.
“Igbuya is a consummate politician, proven administrator, a bridge builder, dogged fighter, grassroots mobiliser and crowd puller”.
They advised the people to embrace Igbuya for a better Delta State
“This is another opportunity to redefine and redesign our future in a direction that would strengthen the bond of unity, foster the spirit of oneness, enhance development and promote good governance” they added.