The immediate past Commissioner for Urban renewal, Chief Julius Takeme has been sworn in as the new State Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Delta South Senatorial district of the state.
Chief Takeme was administered the oath of allegiance and office by the PDP Legal Adviser in the presence of the State PDP Chairman, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso and members of the State Working Committee of the PDP at the Party’s Secretariat, Asaba.
Addressing party faithfuls that gathered for the brief ceremony, the State PDP Chairman, Olorogun Esiso said the swearing in of Chief Julius Takeme as the Chairman of PDP Delta South Senatorial district was necessitated by the vacancy which existed following the appointment of the immediate past Chairman, Prince Emmanuel Amgbaduba who has been appointed as Commissioner and member of the State Executive Council by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He said the position of Senatorial Chairman comes with enormous responsibilities and urged Chief Takeme to be a father to all as his decisions must be seen to be fair and just at all times putting aside his personal interest.
Olorogun Esiso said Chief Takeme’s position as a member of the State Working Committee of the PDP and Chairman Delta South Senatorial district was well deserved having led the party at the local government area level as well as one time Commissioner and member of the state executive council.
The State PDP Chairman urged him to carry everybody along in the scheme of things and should not belong to any group but serve everybody with sincerity of purpose.
The State PDP Chairman noted that as the leader of the Party in Delta South Senatorial district, Chief Takeme would sometimes take difficult decisions for the overall benefit of the Party and urged elders, leaders, stakeholders and members of the PDP in Burutu Local Government Area to support the new Senatorial Chairman to succeed.
Responding, the new PDP Chairman Delta South Senatorial district, Chief Julius Takeme promised to adhere strictly to the party guidelines in carrying out his duties and pledged to build bridges of unity amongst party members.
Chief Takeme promised to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the new assignment to the people of Delta State.
In an interview the member representing Burutu One Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon Asupa Forteta and his Burutu Two Constituency counterpart, Hon Pullah Ekpotuayerin urged Chief Julius Takeme to strengthen the bond of unity amongst PDP members in Delta South Senatorial district and carry members along in taking decisions affecting the party.
They said Delta South had remained a strong hold of the PDP and should strive to sustain it’s dominance and promised to support him to succeed.
The ceremony was witnessed by a former Speaker of the State House Of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha, the Chairman, Burutu local government council, Chief Godknows Angele among others.