BURUTU- Chairmanship aspirant of People Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Godknows Angele has said that, if voted into power as chairman in Burutu LGA, he would extend Governor Arthur Okowa’ SMART agenda of youths empowerment, peace and infrastructural development to the council area.
Hon.Angele who is a serving senior special assistant (SSA) to the governor of Delta State, Dr. Arthur Ifean Okowa, disclosed this at the weekend while fielding questions with Daily Watch in Warri. He said ‘’ My project is a divine one. I will extend the Governor’s SMART agenda of peace and security, youths empowerment and infrastructural development of the riverine communities with the available resources, if given the mandate to lead as executive council’’
He said he would run a transparent and open door policy, saying that Burutu council is over 75 communities and none of the communities are connected to the national power grid. He promised to use his influence to lobby the necessary authorities to connect the riverine communities with electricity.
He dispelled rumour that he is not an anointed candidate of the state government, noting that he is a grass root politician who had held various positions, including supervisory and elected councillor and was leader of the legislative arm at one time. Adding that People of Burutu want him to stir the council’s ship.
‘‘My antecedents will speak for me, I am only a popular and grass root politician. I have held various positions in the council. I was party exco as ward secretary, a one-time supervisory councillor, an elected councillor who rose to become the leader of the legislative arm. My people in Burutu want me to stir the Ship of the council. The issue of anointed candidate does not arise here. I am sponsoring myself and friends from the council area.’’ He said.