By Fidel Njamanze
Key politicians, government officials, industry and traditional chiefs from the Urhobo nation on 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 Area of the state, 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 said.
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”.