Thursday, August 11, 2011

Some people are praying for my failure – Uduaghan

Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on Wednesday claimed that some unnamed persons in the state were praying for the failure of his administration.

He warned those he described as “perpetually bent on distracting his administration’’ that he would not succumb to any form of intimidation or threat.

Uduaghan, at the inauguration of new commissioners, special advisers and management of the state Direct Labour Agency and Waste Management boards in Asaba, also accused his detractors of employing “diversionary tactics.”

He regretted that some “political jobbers” had consistently threatened the peace and security of the state.

Advising them to stop or be dealt with according to the law, the governor noted that the actions of his
 detractors were capable of undermining the political system in the state.

He also urged them to “direct their energies to meaningful ventures instead of the current efforts to bring the state down.”

Uduaghan said, “Some people have been threatening this administration and they want us to fail.
 But we will not fail and no amount of pressure and threat will make us to lose focus.

“Let me also assure Deltans that we will not betray the social contract we signed with them and that we will
turn the pages of history to favour our people by improving their living standard.”

He called on the new commissioners to be sensitive to the needs of the people, reminding them that they
 were chosen to be part of the team that would transform the state.

He said, “It is my sincere hope that none of you will behave in anyway capable of betraying the
confidence reposed in you. I am sure your wealth of experience will be of immense value in the public service.
You must therefore follow due process, rule of law and accountability.

“Let me inform you that this administration wants to lighten the burden of our people;
alleviate poverty and provide modern educational and health facilities. We must not fail.”

He directed the DLA to rehabilitate roads in Asaba, Warri and other cities in the state and directed
 the WMA to remove all structures blocking the water channels.


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