By Emeka Nwokocha
Accord Party in Delta state, has congratulated the government, and the good people of the state on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the creation of the state.
The Chairman of Accord Party, Delta state, Mr. Fred Obi, while briefing Journalists on the content of the congratulatory message, which was signed by him, described the 30th anniversary as a milestone and memorable event. He tasked Deltans on peaceful coexistence, noting that bickerings, mudslinging, inter and intra party feud have over the years put the unity of the state in jeopardy, and slowed the development of the state.
Obi said, “we are not unaware of the brazen fact that political bickerings, mudslinging, inter and intra party feud have over the years put our unity in jeopardy, and slowed the development of our state. Therefore, we must heed the clarion call to beat a detour from every discourse, communion, and fraternity that endanger our collective interest as one indivisible and indissoluble entity.”
The congratulatory message reads:
“Our great Accord party felicitates with Delta State Government, and the good people of the State on this auspicious day of the 30th anniversary of the creation of Delta state.
“As the glamour of this year’s anniversary buzzes across the state, we are consciously reminded of the compelling need to collectively move our state forward and make it distinctively great among commity of states in Nigeria.”
The message further stated, “as a united and determined people working assiduously towards a common goal – “the progress of Delta state,” we must not relent in our collective will to actuate good governance in the state and catalyse unprecedented socioeconomic growth and prosperity for all.
“Just as great nations the world over were built at the expense of patriotism, unrivalled commitment, good governance and peaceful coexistence, we must commit ourselves to the dictates of progressive politicking, imbibe the spirit of patriotism and upscale our civic responsibilities towards making our state a conducive place of abode.
“Without mincing words, we are not unaware of the brazen fact that political bickerings, mudslinging, inter and intra party feud have over the years put our unity in jeopardy, and slowed the development of our state. Therefore, we must heed the clarion call to beat a detour from every discourse, communion, and fraternity that endanger our collective interest as one indivisible and indissoluble entity.”
It continued, “most importantly, the clamour for a new and progressive Delta state is waltzing strong across the nooks and crannies of the state and beckoning at us to support the vision of good governance being propagated by our Great Accord Party.
“In the same plank, the political beats of this memorable day strikingly beckon at us to desmonstrate resoluteness and key into the awesome vision of our Great Accord Party which has begun a rebooting of the political activities in Delta state to prepare grounds for maximum welfare, freedom and happiness for all Deltans on the basis of social justice, equality of status and opportunity in the coming political dispensation.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that our Great Accord Party, currently under a new and visionary leadership, is tenaciously poised to pursue its cardinal goal of making Delta state great.
“Interestingly, the coast is now clear for our Great Accord Party to take its pride of place in the political firmament of Delta State as it draws its strength from the collective will of the good people of Delta state to begin a new era of prosperity in the state.
“Lending a voice to the contentious issue of zoning of political positions as being advocated in some quarters, our Great Accord Party strongly jettisons zoning of political positions in whatever form or shape it is being propagated.
“To state it mildly, zoning violates the dictates and cardinal principles of democracy globally, just as it is repugnant to modest democratic norms, values and ethos in Delta state. In a nutshell, true democracy abhors zoning – this is an inviolable creed of our Great Accord Party!
“As we savour the mood of the 30th anniversary of our great Delta state, we must eschew violence, bigotry and gerrymandering, and commit to promoting peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the state.
“When we tow this peaceful path, and distance ourselves from political activities inimical to democracy, we would be able to harness our strengths and potentials, then build a virile and progressive state for all.
“Once again, happy 30th anniversary of the creation of Delta state.”