PDP Chieftain Rues Political Office Holders’ Disconnect with Constituents


Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

Chairman, Delta North Senatorial District of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Moses Iduh, has frowned on the attitude of many political office holders who distance themselves from the people at the grassroots, stressing that they should stay close to their constituencies and offer support where needed.

Iduh, who gave the charge at the Delta North PDP meeting held in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, stressed the need for all hands to be on deck in the party’s efforts to consolidate on its formidable position in the state, noting that elected and appointed office holders were crucial in this.

He urged office holders to make it a point of duty to visit their respective constituencies “more frequently and spend quality time with the people, fraternize with them, hold regular meetings with them, support them, feel their pulse and make efforts to attend to their needs to the best of your ability.”

Iduh lamented that many political office holders were disconnected from the grassroots, saying that accounted for some challenges they faced during elections.

“There is need for a paradigm shift as we approach 2019”, the former national legislator counseled, saying no stone should be left unturned to ensure “total victory” for PDP in 2019.

He also warned PDP members against anti-party activities as some members reportedly worked with the opposition during the January 6, 2018 council polls against the PDP candidates.

“We are not unmindful of the unfortunate development in some wards within the (Delta North) senatorial district where some members of PDP are lending clandestine support to the APC for some inexplicable reasons, making the opposition party appear formidable in those areas”.

According to Iduh, such situation played out in the recent council election and urged the different local government area chairmen and party leaders to examine the issue with a view to identifying those involved and make recommendations on getting them to retrace their steps.

While saying that every member is very important, the Delta North PDP chairman urged them to try winning back those who had already identified with the All Progressives Congress (APC).