Niger Delta leaders on Wednesday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing about a more dynamic way of administering the affairs of the country.
They also commended him for getting world powers to help Nigeria in fighting terrorism, invigorating the fight against Boko Haram by rallying a regional and global front against the terror group, restoring Nigeria’s integrity and intensifying the fight against corruption.
Rising from a meeting in Abuja, the leaders advised him to continue with his good work.
“We expect him to win the race against poverty, against corruption and against official indifference, complacency and compromise” they said.
A statement from the office of the spokesperson of The People’s Movement (TPM), Mrs. Ibifuro Thompson Tatua praised Mr. President for charting a fresh course towards social and political reforms in this country.
The statement also praised him for working to correct the state of decay, dislocation and deterioration in the country.
Urging Nigerians to join hands with Buhari to strengthen the pillar of good governance, the statement extolled former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva for his prudent management and deployment of scarce resources, describing him as a God fearing leader.
“Leadership goes with creativity, sensitivity, compassion, innovation, courage, vision, character, competence, focus, passion, responsibility, self-discipline, service delivery and a very high dosage of patriotism. Timipre Sylva is an embodiment of transparency and accountability” the statement said.
“Seriake Dickson is a clueless, visionless, reckless and feckless governor. Thank goodness that a level of democracy still exists in Nigeria and in November 2015, the people will have their say and do what is necessary to save the state” the statement added.
Niger Delta leaders praise Sylva, suggest him to Buhari
Niger Delta leaders on Sunday described former Bayelsa State governor, Chief Timipre Sylva as a leader with credibility, character, calm, and strives to better the reputation of the country, saying his loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari is unshakeable.
Rising from a meeting in Port-Harcourt, the leaders praised Sylva for sacrificing his comfort to work tirelessly for Buhari’s victory.
Recalling his sterling performance as the governor of Bayelsa State, the leaders said the ex-governor performed excellently in most sectors, particularly by devoting his energies and state resources to solving the problems of infrastructure development, training of the youths in Information and Communication Technology in India, sustaining overseas scholarship, protecting oil installations in the creeks, ensuring life changing developmental projects, attracting foreign investments, laying solid foundation for growth and investing in skill development and creating job centres in the state.
“Mr. Sylva has a humble disposition, simplicity and humane disposition towards the people; virtues that endeared him to the masses, saying his commitment to principle in the practice of politics, the rule of law and the best democratic tradition of fairness were some of the attributes that brought him into collusion with his enemies. He can do a good job”.
The Director of Communications of the People’s Movement, Mrs. Ibifuro Tatua in a statement after the meeting said Sylva created a very favourable and conducive environment for common growth in Bayelsa State.
“He pioneered the state’s industrial growth and dictated the pace of development in sports, human and physical development in the south- south geo-political zone. He worked so hard to make life meaningful to the good people of Bayelsa State. He gained respect around the country and among his peers” the statement said.
The leaders also praised President Buhari for steps so far taken, listing good communication skills, open-mindedness, ability to satisfy civilians, proper handling of money, willingness to take intelligent risks, familiarity with the law, excellent sense of leadership and being fair with all as qualities that must be met by those who will serve alongside him in government.
They urged Mr. President to appoint only honest, dedicated, committed, and God fearing individuals into sensitive positions.
Stressing that Sylva has a good understanding of the issues faced by governments; the leaders said he would throw his impressive experience into helping Mr. President accelerate his reform and efficiency programmes.
“He will drive the government’s efficiency and reform programmes. He will bring a more strategic and commercial focus to government. He will inject best practice into government. He will work for Nigeria and not to increase his wealth. He will translate the actual wants of the people into the vision and mission of the government”.
“Sylva is a consummate politician, proven administrator and a bridge builder. He is a man of honour, integrity and dignity” the statement added.