Umutu: Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State have been tasked on party discipline and loyalty as members of the party.
The call was made by the Chairman, Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Moses Iduh, and the Executive Director, Social Services Development, on the board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Hon Ochor Chris Ochor, at the reception held by Hon Ochor for the newly elected members of the Executive in the area, on Sunday, September, 11, 2016.
Chief Iduh, who was the Special Guest and Guest Speaker at the occasion, on the topic, “Party Administration, Discipline, and Party Loyalty”, called on the executives at the area, to be good administrators, discipline, and loyal, as they are the only key to success of the party in the area, in the next four years, and it is a task that they must not be found wanting.
“You have been given the huge responsibility to administer the party in the LGA for the next four years, it is a task which you must not be found wanting in anyway.” He said.
Speaking further, he called on them to manage and accommodate the different characters and personalities in the party, which he said will not be an easy task.
The party chieftain admonished them on the need to have fair knowledge of the party administrative system, as party executives.
“As party executives, you should be disciplined, for you to have the moral fibre to discipline erring member in accordance with the party constitution”.
He told the party faithful’s that in knowing the party’s administrative system, and being discipline and loyal had made Hon Ochor a longstanding and discipline member of the party since inception.
While calling on the members to avoid the pitfall of attaching themselves to a particular leader, and doing his bidding, he called on the Discipline Committee of the party in the area to avoid quick decision in handing down sanctions to erring members but focus more on correcting inappropriate behaviours and reconciling feuding parties, without compromising any section of the constitution.
Earlier in his welcome speech, the host, Hon Ochor Ochor had told the members of the executive to ensure total unity within the rank and file and to avoid anything that will make the party to fail in the area in any future election.
He called on the party members led by the executive to put the Ukwuani people, the party and the Delta State Government under the leadership of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa first in their day to day affairs.
“First thing you will know is Ukwuani first, first thing you will know is PDP first, that is to say your interest does not matter, the interest of Ukwuani matters, the interest of PDP matters, and no more”. He said.
Calling this a new direction for the party, he urged members to remain united and to remove selfishness, greed, jealousy, gossip, but have hard work, loyalty, peace, and discipline as their watch words to be a successful executive and a successful party.
Hon Ochor, while stressing the need for party discipline and loyalty, called on the Executive to cooperate with the Okowa’s government, saying:
“You must cooperate, it is not a begging issue.”
While using the occasion to call on the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC to further split the wards and units in the LGA, he told the entire members of the party to ensure that Ukwuani remains a core PDP area in the state in any future elections.
In an interview at the end of the occasion he called on the members of the party in the area to be patience with the state government as the government is working to cushion the effect of the present hard economic conditions in the state.
The occasion which attracted many PDP party faithful’s also has Mr Chux Nwaebuni, a member of the PDP South-South EXCO, Chief Emma Eboh, Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor, on Political Matters, Mrs Ada Faith Okwuneye, PDP Delta North Assistant Senatorial women Leader, former PDP Delta North Chairman, Chief Eric Anigala, the PDP Ukwuani Chairman, Engr. Patrick Kaine, the Secretary, Chief Chukwuanalu Asangwor, the immediate chairman of the party in the area, Mr Monday Ossai.