Delta 2023: Majemite Rejects Screening Committee’s Report

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Fred Majemite, a lawyer and a frontline aspirant for 2023 governorship election in Delta State

Fred Majemite, a lawyer and a frontline aspirant for 2023 governorship election in Delta State has expressed his displeasure over the outcome of the report of the Screening Committee set up by DC-23 which was presented on December 14, does not represent the wishes of the majority of Delta Central and Delta State in general.

In a statement released and signed by Ovie Edomi, Campaign Manager and Head of Media & Public Communication, Olorogun Majemite Campaign Organization, OMCO, stated that “The report did not come as a surprise to most of Deltans because speculations have been on-going concerning how the group is working for a particular candidate but Olorogun Barrister Fred Majemite decided to respect the Urhobo leaders despite the rumour making the rounds believing that the Screening Committee made up of academics, clerics and other distinguished Urhobos will not be allowed to be used to hatch the plan of some persons.”

“The disturbing thing which equally makes the DC-23 Screening Committee’s report unacceptable is that the Committee listed five persons without stating the criteria for selecting the five. One expects a report of this nature if it must be credible and acceptable to follow some procedures that show transparency, fairness, objectivity, constitutional democracy and respect for human rights.”

Edomi also said that “At the end of the screening exercise, we will not be surprised that the name that has been speculated as the one the Committee is working for will emerge. At that point, Urhobos and Deltans will realize that we have all been taken for granted. We expected the Screening Committee to invite members of the press to the screening exercise including Civil rights organizations but it was not so all through the entire exercises. This action and the eventual report which has been predicted, will only strengthen Olorogun Barrister Fred Majemite the more.”

While faulting report of the Screening Committee, the campaign organisation said Majemite will continue to pursue his ambition, an exercise that would be driven to a logical conclusion.

The statement restated the belief of Majemite in his political party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and its leaders in the state as well as at the national level.

According to the statement, the politician having confidence in the authority of the party to decide who flies it’s flag at the election, he would continue to seek the support of all, including the members of Urhobo Progressive Union, UPU, the apex Urhobo Cultural group and similar unions.

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