Otuaro Calls On Political Parties To See Themselves As Competitors In The Democratic Process
    /    November 29, 2019   /    0 Comments  /    86 Views

It has been asserted that political parties in a democratic setting are in competition for power and not opposed to one another.

The Deputy Governor of Delta state, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, made the assertion on Thursday in Asaba, while declaring open a one day summit for chairmen of the 91 registered political parties in Delta state.

Otuaro said politicians shared the same interest of service to humanity, pursued on the platforms of their political parties, stressing that a party in power at any given time only had more acceptable manifesto and not necessarily better than other competing political parties.

He stated that Deltans were one irrespective of party differences, which informed the state government’s decision to accommodate members of other political parties in the governance of the state.

The Deputy Governor thanked the political parties for their graciousness in the political contest, as well as the partnership and collaboration availed the Okowa administration, assuring that the state government would continue to roll out policies and programmes that would make for an indivisible, a stronger, peaceful and harmonious state.

Otuaro urged the participants to use the summit to deepen their understanding of what their relationship with the ruling party should be, adding that they should strive to be abreast of the developmental drive of government to be able to make their suggestions, contributions or criticisms where necessary.

The Senior Political Adviser to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Honourable Funkekeme Solomon, thanked the Governor for approving the summit, the outcome of which he said would assist in promoting good governance in the state and beyond.

Honourable Solomon called on the political parties in Delta state to join hands with Governor Okowa in his efforts to build a Stronger Delta.

For his part, the National President of the Inter Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Chief Peter Ame, said multi party collaboration was key to deepening democracy and commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for carrying other political parties along in the scheme of things.

The summit centred on ” the Need For Synergy Between A Ruling Party And Opposition Parties In A Democracy. “

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