WARRI/Nigeria: As the world celebrates 2022 Valentine’s day today, February 14, Deltans had been enjoined to mark the day, by transforming the celebration to show of love that will be harnessed for the good of the people and the state.
One of the frontline runners for the Governorship ticket under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the Delta State Governorship election in 2023, Chief (Dr.) Angozi Amakazi Braduce, stated this on Sunday, February 13, 2022 in Warri in an interview.
Chief Angozi while reminding Deltans of the well known fact that the day is celebrated worldwide on 14 February, where lovers express their romantic affection with greeting cards and gifts, said that they should go beyond expression of such affection, to show more commitment to the development of the state.
He stated that Deltans need to love one another to overcome some of the recurring social vices that Nigerians face daily, due to lack of love which had become the bane of the Nigerian culture.
“Valentine day, as we all know is a day where we show romantic affection through different forms of greetings, and gifts. It’s a special day for lovers, as it is practiced.
“While I congratulate us for this year’s celebration, I advise that we should go beyond mere expression of greeting cards, and gifts, but use the occasion to touch lives of others who are less privileged. This is the love we need now in our state and country.
“The love we need now, is that which will build a relationship that can transform our society to a crime free society. If we can touch many lives, we will express the true value of this special day of St. Valentine.
“When we do this, our state, Delta will be a better place for all. Our individual contributions through love and affection, will compliment that of the government.
“The true celebration of Valentine Day, will help cure the inter-ethnic rivalry, communal crises, increase in get rich syndrome involving our youths and many other social vices,” he said.
On the rumour that he had jettisoned the ambition to succeed Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, come 2023, he said he has never at anytime contemplated such, and has not, saying he is fully in the race.
“My ambition to contest the 2023 election is highly in progress. I have never contemplated to quit. I am still much in the race. All you have been hearing is just rumour. I will therefore like to use this medium to tell all my friends and supporters to disregard such rumour,” he said.