Onyeme Identifies Routes To Political Growth


The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme, has harped the importance of integrity and loyalty in the advancement of political office holders.

Onyeme made this remark while playing host to members of the Ndokwa West Local Government Legislative Arm in his office at the Delta State Government House, Asaba.


The deputy governor, while responding to the request of the legislators on the issue of single tenure for some councilors in some political wards in the local government, said the only means through which younger politicians could rise politically was to be loyal to leaders and show integrity at all times.

Continuing, Onyeme emphasised the need for the councilors to be loyal to leaders, and assured them that the single tenure would be looked into critically, stressing that a single tenure was not enough, nor healthy for political advancement.

“For you to advance politically, you should be somebody of high integrity and loyalty. Because, if people doubt your loyalty or integrity, your political carrier is already in trouble.

“So, I am using this opportunity to advise that just as we will look into your demand, we also need your loyalty,” he stressed.

The deputy governor also promised to present some of their demands, such as provision of tarred road, electricity and other social amenities, in the next year budget for execution.

Earlier, The Majority Leader of the Ndokwa West Legislative Arms, Hon. Barth Inneh Ozah, who spoke on behalf of legislators, drew the attention of the deputy governor to lack of electricity supply and good road in many communities within the local governments area.

Ozah, while congratulating Sir Onyeme on his victory at the poll, described him as jinx breaker and thanked him for appointment of Sir Osakwe as the Deputy Chief of staff who he described as their own.