A member of the newly inaugurated Delta State’s All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Council and Coordinator of APC Governorship Campaign Organisation for Warri South West Local Government Area, Jude Gbabayor Akpodubakaye, has called on Ijaws, Urhobos, Kwales, Ikas, Aniochas, Ndo-Oshimilis, Itsekiris, Isokos, including non indigenes in the state put aside partisan sentiments and vote for Chief Great Ogboru
Speaking with newsmen shortly after his inauguration in Warri at the weekend, Mr. Akpodubakaye noted that Chief Ogboru’s background as a maritime business mogul makes him the best candidate to win the forth coming governorship, adding that he is the most qualified in terms of exposure, leadership qualities and the expertise to harness the marine resources in Delta State for job creation
Hon. Akpodubakaye, a First Class graduate in Software Engineering with Master’s degree from the University of East London, United Kingdom, reiterated further that Chief Great Ogboru has the required management expertise to exploit the blue economy (maritime) potentials in the state, which comprise sustainable management of marine resources, oil and gas, coastal pollution, shipping and waterways security, agro-allied industries, including fisheries, aquaculture, and marine tourism, as tremendous job creation opportunity.
He said Delta state, with four sea ports which have been moribund over the years holds huge potentials for the emerging blue economy, pointing that Chief Ogboru who is an expert in fisheries and other chains of international business concerns will bring his business management to bear when elected as the next governor of Delta state.
According the youth leader, “Oceans and their marine resources are the base upon which the economies of many littoral states thrive. Chief Ogboru is the candidate that can convert our marine resources into sustainable maritime jobs for the youths and women within their cultural environment.
He lamented that successive administrations in the state failed to harness the full potential of the blue economy which requires the effective inclusion and active participation of all segments of the society, especially women, young people, local communities, indigenous peoples, including the marginalized or underrepresented groups.
While expressing his gratitude to Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, and the Director-General of the state’s APC Campaign Council, Hon. George Timinime, for finding him worthy to be appointed to serve as member of the central campaign team to coordinator Warri South West local government area, just as he he described Chief Ogboru as a successful Nigerian businessman and a highly disciplined politician who was the gubernatorial aspirant for Alliance of Democracy, Democratic Peoples’ Party and Labour Party in 2003, 2007 and 2015 Delta State governorship elections.