Theophilus Onojeghen, Warri
The senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has boasted that President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru and himself will win the 2019 general elections.
Omo-Agege spoke on Saturday during his “End of Term Report and Score Card” to Urhobo people in Delta Central at the PTI Conference Centre, Effurun, saying that it would be a great mistake for Urhobo Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta region to vote against the President Buhari-led APC government in the 2019 elections.
Omo-Agege said in his over two years and nine months at the Senate, he sponsored nine bills including a bill for an Act Establishing the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE) which was signed by President Buhari in 2017 into law.
He disclosed that he has also helped to attract 43 federal government funded projects to Delta Central Senatorial District and empowered over 300 market women drawn from the eight local government areas of Delta Central.
Speaking at the programme attended by several prominent Urhobo leaders including traditional rulers, the lawmaker urged the people of the area to return him to the red chamber to enable him to continue with his track record which he said had brought honour to the Urhobo Nation in Nigeria’s politics.
He said, “The hard work to make Urhobo Great Again has begun. Think about how the Urhobo nation is better off, thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari and APC, Urhobo is now linked to by rail to Aladja after 34 years that the project was abandoned. Retirees of Delta Steel Company are now being paid their entitlements after over years of neglect.
“We have delivered on our promises, and today Delta Central is better positioned to play a strategic role in national politics. And as we approach another critical election, it’s important that President Buhari and the APC are given the chance to build on this success so Urhobo can continue its revival.
“The Urhobo people shouldn’t forget in a hurry how the PDP marginalized the 5th largest ethnic group in Nigeria and the largest ethnic group in Delta. Do not be deceived, Buhari will win again and Urhobo should be part of the success by massively supporting APC and voting for Buhari, Ogboru, myself and indeed for all APC candidates in 2019.
“It’s important that we are given the chance to build on this success and continue the effort to restore Urhobo greatness. Our future lies in APC, a national party that will give Urhobo the opportunity to be great again.”