The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta State, Olorogun (Barr.) Kingsley Esiso, has applauded the activities of Team SMART organization and called on other allied support groups in the state to work in harmony with the PDP leadership at all levels to achieve the objective of consolidating the party in Delta state.
Barr Esiso gave the commendation when the State Executive Council of Team SMART led by the Director General, Hon. Sunny Orishedere paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the State Secretariat of the PDP in Asaba, Delta state.
Esiso, who noted that politics was a group activity and so cannot be practiced in isolation, observed that the activities of Team SMART were channeled towards the collective interest of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the State Government, affirming that the Party recognized the existence of Team SMART as a formidable support Group in its role of complementing the work of the Party and other agencies of Government.
The PDP State Boss further assured that the Party would do its best to support the group in her laudable activities and called on them as individual members of the party to be active participants in the activities of PDP at the Ward level, which he noted was the real foundation of party politics, stressing that the group must endeavour to recognize, consult and respect the party structures from the ward level, as they go about their activities in every local government area.
Earlier in his speech, the Director General Team SMART, Hon. Sunny Orishedere commended the State Chairman of PDP, Olorogun (Barr.) Kingsley Esiso and his Executive Committee for displaying resolute character, competence, capacity and doggedness in the affairs of the party since his assumption of office as the State Chairman of the Party, adding that these traits have no doubt taken the party in the state to an enviable position.
Hon Orishedere said that the courtesy visit to the PDP Delta state Chairman, was to solicit his support and the partnership of PDP in the state, towards moving the party and the state forward in line with the SMART Vision of the Executive Governor of the State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and while disclosing that Team SMART was comprised of patriotic Deltans who shared the SMART Vision of the State Governor, affirmed that they were determined to contribute their collective intellectual and material resources in the translation of the Vision into reality.
The Team SMART Boss, enumerated the aims and objectives of the Group to include, massive grassroots mobilization of support for the Okowa administration by way of showcasing activities and successes of the SMART agenda at all the nooks and crannies of the State, as well as to act as a communication vehicle, in complementing other information agencies of the government, for the dissemination of Governor Okowa’s activities to the grassroots, with a view to getting feedback from the people to enhance the implementation of the SMART agenda.
According to Hon. Orishedere, Team SMART had also concluded arrangements to flag-off an Agricultural programme for wheat production across the three Senatorial zones in the state to compliment the YAGEP/STEP job creation scheme of the state government, even as the organization was equally poised to commence an Education scheme as part of its efforts to contribute positively to the Okowa administration’s education agenda, adding that these programmes, in addition to the mass mobilizing of new converts to the party, have all been structured as support initiatives for the PDP at all levels and would ensure peace and harmony in the party, with a view to making it stronger and better in the state.
Team SMART, in a vote of thanks delivered by Chief Jaunty Okwudi, Delta North Senatorial zone coordinator of the organization and former Chairman, Aniocha North Local government Council, assured Barr. Esiso that the group, was already keying into the admonitions of the Party Chairman and enjoys a very cordial relationship with the party leaders, in all the LGAs in the state, adding that the recognition and endorsement of Team SMART by the PDP leadership had not only justified their decision to visit with the Chairman, but would spur them to embrace the activities of the organization with greater commitment and deification in the state henceforth.
The brief but hugely successful visit by Team SMART was also witnessed by a high-powered team of the PDP, Delta state Exco, comprising Chief Obi Nzete, State PDP Secretary, Hon. Sunny Onoriode, State Organizing Secretary and Barr. Okolo, Legal Adviser to the Chairman and State Asst. Legal Adviser, as well as members of the PDP, Delta state, social media team, led by its Director, comrade Edwin Afejuku, amongst others.