The Special Assistant to Delta State Governor on Contributory Health Commission, Dr (Mrs) Zelibe Anyamele has admonished voters in the state to vote whole-heartedly for Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to enable him  consolidate on the developmental strides as well as  continue with the monumental achievements of the present PDP led administration in the state.

Dr Anyamele gave the advice in Okpanam in Oshimili North Local Government Area during an enlarged meeting of the party in the area, designed to sensitize the people on voting procedures, particularly the right finger to use for thumb-printing.

She said that it was imperative to carry out effective enlightenment of the people on how to vote and for their votes to count during the election with a view to averting cases of void votes through proper thumb-printing, especially for the benefit of the less educated individuals, adding that PDP had again been embraced by Nigerians in order to rescue the nation from maladministration and unnecessary poverty which the APC led government had enthroned in the country.

Dr(Mrs) Anyamele who urged the people of Okpanam community to cast their votes for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential stand-bearer of the PDP on February 2 presidential election for the overall growth and development of the nation said that the party would win convincingly.

The governor’s aide commended Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for giving Okpanam community a face lift since his administration came on board in the area of road construction and empowerment of youths in the community, assuring that the governor and other PDP candidates more votes than what the party garnered in 2015 in the community.

Dr(Mrs) Anyamele called on the electoral umpire and other stakeholders such as the police to shun acts that could lead to violence during and after the polls by conducting free, fair, credible and transparent elections, adding that any attempts to compromise the expectations of Nigerians was condemnable and would be rejected in tonality.

Earlier, the Director-General of the PDP Campaign Organization in the area, Hon. Innocent Chibolu who listed the developmental impacts of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa administration in the community, advised the people to reciprocate the gesture by returning the governor to Government House with their PVCs.



By Ambrose Ologide

Commencing from the next academic session, skipping of classes by pupils in the primary school curriculum will soon be a practice of the past in Uvwie Local Government Area

The Chief Inspector of Education (CIE), Uvwie Local Government Area, Mrs Ayoyinka Oki made the pronouncement on behalf of Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in her key note address at a seminar titled “Bring Back Primary Six” organized by National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Uvwie Local Government Area chapter for stakeholders at Ugboroke, Uvwie Local Government Area.

Mrs Oki who lauded members of NAPPS, Uvwie Local Government Area chapter for championing the call of “Bring Back Primary Six” assured the group of the total support of the Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education will ensure that pupils in Uvwie Local Government Area primary do not skip any class in the primary school curriculum in next academic session and that the ministry will extend the new order to primary schools in other local government areas of the state.

The Chairman of NAPPS, Uvwie Local Government Area Mrs Rose Obi explained that advocacy of “Bring back primary six” was about by the need for pupils to have solid educational foundation, saying that any building that was not built on a solid foundation will collapse

She decried the practice where pupils skip classes in the primary school curriculum, adding that it is wrong to only talk of intelligence without considering the maturity of the child.

Renowned educationists such as Elder E E Ukeredi, Amb. Dr (Mrs) Onyinye Ikemefuna and other distinguished resource persons including pupils from various primary schools at the well attended seminar spoke volumes in support of the call to bring back primary six.




By Diana Oluwole/Goldpin Alex Ebisere

The Chairman of Udu Council, Hon. (Chief) Jite Brown, has called on indigenes and residents of Udu to eschew act tantamount to violating the nation’s electoral act as well as sabotaging the electoral process during the general elections.

Hon. Brown, made the call during a stakeholders’ meeting of peace accord held at the Otor-Udu town hall between INEC officials, party faithful of the various political parties, president generals of communities, security officers and law enforcement agents including the army, defence corps, road safety, national union and representatives of the royal palace.

According to Hon. Brown, “The meeting was convened to chart ways to maintain and sustain peace in the area before, during and after the elections.”

He further reminded politicians and party faithfuls of the fact that election is not a do-or-die affair, stressing that “Elections will come and go, but we will remain as one indivisible people.”

He therefore, urged all stakeholders to convey the resolution of “Zero tolerance to violence and peace only” reached at the meeting to their followers, friends and families at home.

Earlier, the INEC boss in the Local Government Area, Mr Kingsley Ogbegbe had cautioned everyone to sustain the existing peace in the area by ensuring a rancor free election devoid of beating of INEC officials, fighting and destruction of electoral materials.

Mr Ogbegbe stated that, “We (INEC) are poised to giving our best to providing a level playing ground for all political parties during the elections.” Even as he called on political parties, the security apparatus and president generals of the communities in Udu kingdom to work for peace.

The DPO Ovwin Police Division represented by DSP Osagie Solomon, the state security service boss in the Council as well as the military officer-in-charge of the area, stressed the need for the peace accord to ensure the prevalence of peace in the area during the elections.

Editor: Churchill Oyowe

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