The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Health, Mr. Ndudi Elumelu, has declared his intention to run for governor of Delta State.
The lawmaker, who is the younger brother of renowned banker, Tony Elumelu, made the declaration at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Onicha-Uku in Aniocha-North Local Government Area of Delta State.
A statement on Wednesday said Elumelu seized the opportunity to commit his governorship ambition to God.
Elumelu, who also runs a non-governmental organisation, Ndudi Elumelu Foundation, donated 10 vehicles and 30 tricycles for distribution to people in the three senatorial districts of the state as part of his empowerment programme.
He thanked the foundation members for their steadfastness and promised more incentives for the coordinators to facilitate their task of mobilising the electorate towards the 2015 elections.
He advised them to avoid distractions by remaining focused and mindful of their reactions to arguments from members of the public with regards to who becomes the governor of Delta State.
Earlier, at the dedication sermon, the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Onicha-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area, Rev. Fr. Ignatius Chigbo advised Christians to judiciously use their talents and gifts to the Glory of God and the benefit of their generation.
He commended the wisdom of the governorship aspirant for committing the project into the hand of God stressing that all success comes from God, and urged Christians to make mercy and compassion their watchword in ministering to the needs of the less privileged in the society.
Special prayers were subsequently held for Elumelu who seeks to win the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary.