A leading governorship aspirant under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, Akwue Peter ElokaOkocha (OON), has declared that he would introduce the private sector mentality into the business of governance.
The business magnate said this Friday at the Wadata Plaza, the National Secretariat of the PDP, Abuja when he returned his Expression of Interest Form for the governorship race in Delta State.
“It is my intention to introduce the private sector mentality into the business of governance. In fact, good corporate governance would be the driving force of my government. Civil servants must deliver efficient services and appropriately remunerated,” he said.
“Furthermore, if elected, I will use the 13% derivation fund to develop the oil producing areas of the state because the people in these areas suffer environmental degradation, untold health hazards as well as economic deprivation resulting from oil exploration activities,” he added.
According to him, “My government would be pan-Deltan. No part of the state would feel abandoned and I assuredly declare that it is my intention to build on the legacy of the present administration.”
Present at the event were leaders of various interest groups from Delta State among which are Delta State PDP Youth Solidarity Group, National Congress of Anioma Youths and the Delta State Multi-Ethnic Coalition.
According to the coordinator of the Delta State Multi-Ethnic Coalition, Chief Joseph Ejenavi “We decided to support Akwue Okocha because what our state needs now is a seasoned professional to be in charge of governance. He has the pedigree to turn this state into an industrial hub, thereby giving leverage to the vision of Delta State beyond oil.”No tags for this post.