Political office is to serve the electorate and not for selfish gains, Deputy Governor of Delta State, Sir Monday Onyeme has said.
Onyeme, stated this on Thursday at Government House, Asaba, when the people of Onicha-Ukwuani clan, Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State, paid him a congratulatory visit at his office. Sir Onyeme is from Onicha-Ukwuani.
“Political office is not for yourself or your family alone; it is a platform to serve the people, the electorate, attract development to the people that you are representing,” the Deputy Governor said.
Onyeme, expressed joy that people from his community paid him a congratulatory visit.
He said, “I am very happy to see your faces today in my office and it will go down in the history of this State that today, my own people, the people of Onicha-Ukwuani, came to this office and sat down with their son.
“We cannot appreciate God well enough; we are experiencing this for the first time in the history of politics in Nigeria; as far as it concerns our people, this is the first time an Ndokwa man is seating on a position like this.
“We are so privileged in Onicha-Ukwuani as the people say, ‘when it was time for Ndokwa to produce a Senator, God found favour in Onicha-Ukwuani; when it was time to produce the Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly for the first time, God found favour in Onicha-Ukwuani and when it was time for a Deputy Governor to also emerge from Ndokwa nation, God said take it to Onicha-Ukwuani,’ so we are God chosen people.
“If you read the Bible very well, what God did for the Israelites, is what He is doing for us, and we should give Him thanks always.”
He assured the people that he would work closely with Governor Sheriff Oborevwori to attract development to the clan.
Speaking on behalf of the people, Ogbuiji Aneke Ifemeni, congratulated Sir Onyeme for his assumption of office as Deputy Governor and expressed confidence that he will work successfully for Deltans.
He appealed to Sir Onyeme to facilitate the construction of roads in Onicha-Ukwuani and also, provide necessary amenities, stating, “since 2013, no community in Onicha-Ukwuani has seen electricity from public power supply.”