The Executive Director for Planning, Research and Statistics in the board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission (DESOPADEC), Comrade Shedrack Agediga, has singled out youths in the state as architects of Sheriff Oborevwori’s victory in the March 18 gubernatorial election.
Agediga particularly commended youths in Delta State for taking up their place in the recent general elections by changing the once held narrative that they don’t matter.
The Director General of the Team Shedrack Agediga for Riverine Mobilization (TSA) made the assertion when he played host to members of the State Steering Committee of the MORE for Delta Youths Projects, on Monday.
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Led by the Deputy State Co-ordinator, Comr. Ogaga Ogheneyole,, the youth group had paid a thank you visit to the DESOPADEC board member for the immense support it received from him prior to the elections.
According to Comr. Ogheneyole, the group relied on the support from youth-oriented individuals like Agediga to achieve its mandate, which was to ensure victory for the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the governorship poll and other candidates of the party.
Addressing the youth body, Agediga posited that youths must be given the due credit for their efforts and contributions in ensuring victory for the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly.
Agediga exercised hoped that the governor-elect will recompense the efforts of the youths by making a good percentage of them a part of his cabinet.
“God used young people to win this election for our candidate. It proved a salient point some people we thought were giants of the party had no cogent electoral value.
“I commend you as young people. You may not know the gravity of what you’ve done yet but you’ll see the evidence of the struggle.
“I pray that the governor-elect understands your input and inculcate up to 60 per cent of youths into his administration.
“Young people can be in position and do well. Nothing stops youths from being commissioners in Delta state. Why not?
“I hope our principal understand and try a new set of young people in his cabinet because truly, it was young people that delivered victory for him.”
Agediga further charged the group to remain firm and metamorphose into a strong institution in the state, while pledging his unalloyed support to their activities.
Daily Report Nigeria recalls that Sheriff Oborevwori was declared winner of the governorship election in Delta State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday March 20.
Oborevwori polled 360,342 votes ahead of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 240,299 votes.