Sapele leaders urge Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief James Ibori, Prof Sam Oyovbaire and Senator Ighoyota Amori to work for the progress of Sapele-Okpe

PDP Non-Elective State Congress: Sapele leaders reject Esiso, back Godwin Atose

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Sapele at the weekend restated that the era of master-slave relations in Nigeria is over.

The leaders also reaffirmed the position of Sapele Local government Area in the August 8, 2020 PDP State Congress.

They said they were determined to sustain the agitation of state party chairman and would never change from this position.

‘’As far as we are concerned, the good people of Sapele stance on the chairmanship is democratic. We believe in consensus politics’’

They said that deliberate plot was being orchestrated and promoted by some Delta North politicians.

‘’Some top government officials in Delta North are working against the Okpe people in Sapele’’ the leaders said.

In a statement entitled ‘’Plot to deny Sapele PDP Chair’’, the leaders described the plot to foist the Delta State PDP caretaker committee chairman on Sapele people as a provocative act.

‘’Such an act is an utter disregard for the sensibilities of Sapele-Okpe. This will lead to nothing else than worsening the already tense atmosphere in Sapele’’

Signed by the chairman, Sapele Indigenous PDP Ambassadors, Mr. Anthony Akpeki, the leaders called on well-meaning Nigerians to intervene and ensure that the matter is promptly and permanently resolved.

‘’The least example the PDP can show the good people of Sapele is to allow the consensus list to take its course in the 25 local government areas. Failure to do this would deny some notable leaders in the state the moral authority to proclaim themselves frontline stakeholders in Delta State project’’

Specifically, the leaders urged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Chief James Ibori, Prof Sam Oyovbaire and Senator Ighoyota Amori to work for the progress of Sapele-Okpe

‘’Delta PDP needs someone to work towards reconciliation and get things together ahead of the local government and 2023 elections’’

They recalled how Ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s party chairmanship candidate was rejected by certain people, urging Okowa, Ibori and other PDP chieftains in Delta State to take steps that are essential to the party’s future.

‘’The former chairman of Sapele Local Governent, Chief Godwin Atose is gentle, God fearing, very articulate and has all the potentials that commands the respect of all’’

‘’Anything short of making Godwin Atose the PDP chairman would amount to setting different standards for different persons and institutions’’

Ocean Ambassadors Foundation moves to grow Nigeria’s maritime sector

· Begins Catch Them Young Programme

· Announces date for First Nationwide Maritime Quiz

The first nationwide maritime quiz for secondary school students in the 774 local government areas of Nigeria will begin on Monday, September 14, 2020.

‘’The vision is to get the upcoming generation to be interested in the maritime sector and to carve a niche at an early stage’’ a statement from the Office of the Executive Director of Ocean Ambassadors Foundation said.

Signed by Olaitan Williams, the statement spelt out the mission of Ocean Ambassadors Foundation and the purpose of the virtual quiz.

‘’The mission is to have a nation that will eradicate joblessness through the vast untapped opportunities in the maritime sector’’

The statement highlighted Ocean Ambassadors Foundation roles in the development of manpower in the country’s maritime sector.

‘’ Ocean Ambassadors Foundation has noticed the gap between the human capital needs and the available manpower in the maritime sector which has led to the infiltration of the maritime space by foreigners with its attendants economic consequences’’

To arrest the ugly trend, the statement said Ocean Ambassadors Foundation developed a strategic action plan to catch them young in the maritime sector.

The theme of the competition is: ‘’School to Sea Campaign’’

The statement said the competition would focus on various aspects of maritime.

‘’The First Nationwide Maritime Quiz shall take place online. Participation is open to SS1-SS2 students nationwide. The participants can participate in the quiz from any place with the use of computer, laptop or mobile phone with an internet connection. Participants will be provided certificate of participation. There are exciting prizes to be won. The medium of language shall be English’’ the statement said.

‘’There will be preliminary round on Monday, September 14, 2020. The semi-final stage will take place on Tuesday, September 15 while the final contest will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 17, 2020’’ the statement added.