Foremost philanthropist, businessman, and CEO of the Good Joe Foundation, Mr. Goodluck Joel, has urged Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State and the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to uphold the principles of democracy by allowing the people to elect a credible and qualified candidate of their choice as the Burutu Council Chairman.
In a recent statement that resonated across political circles in Delta State, Mr. Joel, known for his commitment to community development and social welfare initiatives, emphasized the importance of democratic processes in governance, especially at the grassroots level.
He stressed that the selection of local government officials should reflect the will and aspirations of the people they represent.
Speaking on behalf of his foundation, which has been instrumental in various humanitarian projects across Delta State, Mr. Joel underscored the significance of competent leadership in fostering sustainable development and addressing the needs of the community effectively.
“Governance should be about service to the people. It is imperative that the citizens of Burutu have a say in choosing their leader, someone who is not only capable but also genuinely committed to the progress and well-being of the Local Government Area,” said Mr. Joel.
He further urged Governor Oborevwori and the PDP to prioritize transparency and fairness in the selection process, ensuring that all eligible candidates are given equal opportunities to present their credentials and engage with the electorate.
“The democratic principles of inclusivity and accountability must be upheld throughout the selection process. It is essential to maintain the integrity of our democratic institutions and respect the rights of the people to choose their representatives freely,” Mr. Joel added.
The call by Mr. Goodluck Joel comes at a crucial time as political activities intensify ahead of the forthcoming local government elections in Delta State. His advocacy for democratic participation and good governance reflects the growing demand among citizens for transparent and accountable leadership at all levels of government.