Chief Michael Johnny
WARRI- As preparations by political parties towards the next general elections gathers momentum, a pressure group, Delta South Political Pathfinders DSPP, has urged high Chief Michael Johnny to declare interest for Delta South Senatorial district in 2019.
Though, Chief Michael Johnny, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress APC in Delta state and immediate past Chairman of Egbema Gbaramatu Communities Development Foundation, EGCDF, has not publicly declared his intention to vie for Senate or any political office for 2019.
But, the group in a statement yesterday, signed by its coordinator, Newwold Bralade, said ” we have endorsed Chief Micheal Johnny as our preferred candidate for the Senate to represent Delta South Senatorial district come 2019, we are urging him to publicly declare for the Senate under his ruling party of All Progressives Congress APC ”
Bralade, the group said; “ our decision to support Chief Micheal Johnny for Senate, Delta South, is as a result of his remarkable achievements and transparent leadership for four years as chairman of EGCDF. Also, he was a member of Delta State WaterWays Security Committee, where he served diligently, it is an attestation that he is capable, reliable and can be entrusted with greater responsibility to serve the people of Delta South at the Senate”.
According him ” the Ijaws will still produce the Senator for Delta South in 2019, it is not notable, and urged all Ijaws in Delta South to support the senatorial ambition of Chief Micheal Johnny. We have done a thorough investigation on his tenure as former Chairman of EGCDF and discovered that Johnny was the first former Chairman of EGCDF whose account was audited and given a clean bill of health by Chevron Nigeria Limited”.