Over 7,000 members of the Committee for Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) spread across Delta state have vowed to cast their votes based on the credibility of individuals standing for elections into various elective offices rather than voting along the line of political parties.
Making this known in a communiqué issued at the end of its congress held in Warri Delta state, the body noted that it would not compromise anything for credibility, transparency and commitments to electoral promises in casting their votes in the forthcoming elections.
Reading the resolutions reached on behalf of its members at the end of its deliberations, Delta state branch chairman of CDHR, Comrade Prince Kehinde Taiga, hinged the body’s decision on commitment to good governance based on equity, justice and fairness to all irrespective of ethnic, religious or political parties bias.
According to him: “We, over 7,000 members of CDHR spread across Delta state, have decided to profile all the candidates vying for various elective offices in the state in next year’s elections to ascertain the credibility of every candidates, irrespective of their political parties and vote along the line of individuals who can deliver on good governance.
“Delta CDHR has decided to place more priority on individuals with proven track records to deliver on the mandate giving to them by the electorates based on their campaign promises, in order to avoid the bandwagon of voting along the line of political parties that has not helped our democratic process since the return to civil rule.
“We have observed the faulty nature of the internal democracy of the various political parties in the country and have come to the realisation that more often than not, the political parties imposes less qualified candidates on the electorates to satisfy political interest and compromise good governance.
“This must stop and Delta CDHR is determined to be at the forefront of the campaign to champion a new course that would take our democratic value to the next level by jettisoning the choice of wrong candidates parties wants to imposed on us for a more credible and acceptable candidates that would deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.
“Delta state indigenes deserves leaders with credible track records to deliver on affordable quality education, affordable medical cares, good road networks, portable water supply, (even to the remote settlements) improved electricity supplies, employment creation, security of lives and property and prompt payments of workers salary, remunerations and pension as well as infrastructural growth.