BY KELVIN OSEMENE
OPPOSITION political parties in Delta State have promised to key into the peace agenda of the Uduaghan administration and adopt it as a template for future elections in the sate.
This is contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a three-day workshop with the theme, ‘Peaceful Co-existence of Political Parties for Meaningful Development in Delta State’, organised by the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Inter-Party Relations.
The communiqué, jointly signed by Prince Obaro Unuafe, Mr. Fred Akpewe, Mrs. Nelly Nwaka, Mr. Paul Isamade and Mr. Lucky Okoroafor on behalf of the opposition parties, stated that a rancour-free political environment remained an indispensable ingredient for meaningful development.
They noted that the peace agenda of the Uduaghan administration has not only brought harmony and mutual trust among registered political parties but has also provided the necessary platform for tremendous socio-political and economic development in the state.
The parties pledged to eschew violence, do-or-die politics and allied negative vices in future elections. They commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for “his all inclusive agenda and principle of working with members of opposition political parties towards taking Delta to greater heights.”
While calling for sustenance of the policy, the parties expressed their determination to harmonise their views with those of government through constructive engagements, application of ethical conduct and adherence to the rules with a view to deepening democracy in the state.