Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
Ahead of election into Edo State local government councils, one of the aspirants jostling for the chairmanship seats, Mr. Curtis Ugbo, wednesday urged politicians seeking public office to see it as a call to impact on the lives of the masses rather than for self-service and aggrandisement.
Ugbo who is also a social activist seeking election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) gave this charge in Benin City, wednesday, saying if given the mandate, Oredo Local Government under his watch will record rapid development as a cosmopolitan council in the state.
He however, urged eligible voters to obtain their voters cards to exercise their franchise.
He said: “In this penultimate election campaign year, I encourage all of us to register to vote and obtain our voters card so that we can make our voices heard in the LGA election booths.
“To our politicians, I urge us to look beyond the acquisition of power so that we can reap the reward for service. I also advise that we compete fairly, decently, and humanly, bearing in mind that power comes from God alone. And only by his permission can any man be promoted or demoted.
“Let me assure you all, that if elected as the Oredo LGA Chairman by the grace of God, all Oredo LGA youths, artisans, entertainers, graduate and non- graduates will be gainfully employed.
“Under my watch, the secretariat is going to be ICT driven for proper records, accountability and transparency. There will be no room for redundancy and a proper biometrics of LGA staffs and taxes will be technologically driven”
“Although we have been so marginalised, I call for unity, tolerance, mutual respect, and justice; because that is our only true hope for progress and development for a greater tomorrowfor our children, grandchildren and those unborn”