ASABA (SundiataPost) – A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has said she would focus on education, agriculture, health and building of infrastructure.
“I will create more jobs, ensure budget surplus, provide a transparent and interactive government, promote employment-friendly policies and also pay contractors”, Olejeme said.
Speaking with journalists shortly after submitting her expression of interest and nomination forms to the PDP national organising secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha, in Abuja, Olejeme said she was running for Delta State governorship election so she could make Delta State a place where businesses can innovate with less red tape, where there are good jobs and economic growth for families and an excellent public education for children.
“Deltans need affordable health care” she said.
Olejeme, who stormed the party’s national Secretariat with her loyalists to support her expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the Delta State governorship election, promised to encourage potential businesses by reviewing the current regulatory environment and business taxes.
She also identified service to the people as the driving force to her ambition to contest the Delta State governorship seat.
“This is a divine mandate. I am not in the race for material things. I have traveled across the state and spoken to thousands of Deltans about the future of the state. I’m the best for Delta State. I have the capacity and intellect to deliver and to move Delta State to greater height – from the height we are presently and to build an El Dorado for our people”.
Stressing that she has overall framework to direct Delta State to the fundamental values of the founding fathers, Olejeme said she would work tirelessly for the state and people of Delta.
“God has always been my backbone and where the Lord places me, I will always perform wonders there. The turnaround of NSITF speaks volume of my performance and leadership qualities. I was given a moribund organisation and within a space of one year, God turned that moribund organisation to the envy of all those who know about it. God will use me to do wonders in Delta State.”
She appealed to the leadership of the party to provide a level playing field for all legitimate aspirants to express themselves in a truly democratic and fair manner.
“I won’t want to comment on the ward congress now for reasons best known to me. As for the governor endorsing somebody, I am not aware of that. The governor has not told me that he endorsed anybody. PDP is a strong party. It is a party that knows its worth. I will expect a level playing ground for all aspirants.
“In Delta State today, I am the number one governorship aspirant. In fact, the men are intimidated by me. They are jittery. They are so afraid of me. They are my brothers and I expect them to support me at the end of the day. I am the candidate to beat during the PDP primaries in Delta State. I am the best candidate to challenge anybody from the opposition parties in the state from among the aspirants bidding for the PDP ticket in Delta State”, Olejeme said.
On the journey so far, Olejeme said “becoming a governor is a privilege, and to earn that privilege starts with standing by your word and proving your sincere interest to fulfill the obligations you have made to the people.”