Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. Mrs. Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged Local Government Chairmen Elect to ensure that they carry everybody along when they assume office.
Dr. Banigo stated this during a special Victory Thanksgiving Service for the Success of the PDP in the Local Government Polls at St Alban’s Anglican Church, Obuama, in Degema Local Government Area, on Sunday 9th May 2021.
The Deputy Governor, informed the Delga Council Chairman-elect to understand that the Political Party is the vehicle to take him to where God has ordained for him, noting that he must render selfless service to the people at the grassroots.
“Now you are the father of everybody, you are to take care of everybody living and working in Degema, it does not matter where they come from, their religion, ethnic or party affiliation, you have to take care of everybody.” She stressed.
Dr. Banigo who urged the incoming Chairman to make an impact by emulating the giant strides of Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said “give our people electricity that is all we are asking for. Let there be light in Degema LGA, from all the wards, units, let there be light. And of course, security is important, because without security the people cannot live there. Today there are people here trying to do little business, please encourage them, empowerment them, look out and take care of everybody, especially the vulnerable ones, the women, the youths, do not let them be frustrated under your tenure, and please hold the party together, do not let it be that it is under your tenure that the house scattered”.
Dr. Banigo who insisted that Jesus Christ remains the center of the success story of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo led Administration, said “we are grateful to God as a people that know how to say thank you to God, without limitations, we do not have anything to hold us back, we just want to say that Jesus you are the center of it all, for giving us victory in Degema and in Rivers State”.
In his remarks the incoming Chairman of the Degema Local Government Area Hon. Micheal John William thanked stakeholders and leaders of the Party in Degema Local Government area and the State promised not to betray the confidence reposed in him.
Speaking on the theme” Rulers as God’s Agents” drawn from Psalm 75: 4-7 the Archdeacon, Kalabari West Archdeaconry, and Vicar St. Alban’s Church Obuama, Ven. Gabriel Nteile who warned political office holders against arrogance said, promotion comes from God, noting that He is the one who can raise one and put down the other.
He said, “before now election in Degema LGA used to be very tough, but we observed that 2021, LGA election was very peaceful”.