Ahead of the 2019 election, Itsekiri group, Great Men of Value, Wednesday, endorsed and promised support for one of the aspirants for Delta State House of Assembly for Warri South-West constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Delta State.
The national coordinator of the group, Comrade Eliot Ariwe, and secretary, Mr. Omatsuli Akperi, in a joint statement made their declaration to support Comrade Sheriff Mulade, where they stated that they have over the years keenly watched and assessed the contributions and assistance rendered selflessly by Sheriff Mulade, upon which they were convinced that he has all it takes to be a representative of the people in Warri South-West at the DTHA come 2019.
The statement also added that the personality of the aspirant also endeared them to endorse him and throw their weight behind him to actualize his ambition and meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people.
The statement reads in part: “We Great Men of Value, (political pressure group) being stakeholders in Warri South-West local government area, Delta state Nigeria, hereby endorse Comrade Sheriff Mulade for the Delta State House of Assembly.
“We take this salient decision because Sheriff Mulade has single handedly sponsored education, sports and entertainment programmes for Ijaws and Itsekirs in WSW.
“His advocacy programmes have brought government attention, development and peaceful co-existence between Ijaws and Itsekiri’s in Warri South-West. With his unbeatable antecedents and manifesto, we are convinced that he has more to offer our people. We hereby endorse him”.
Eliot Ariwe added that their endorsement and support for Sheriff Mulade is not based on bias tendency but on facts and critical assessment, which they discovered that he is the most acceptable candidate with not just the best qualifications in many areas including educational background among other aspirants, but for the confidence the people have in his ability to provide the right leadership to the people of Warri South-West.