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Delta Central Bye-Election: Omo-Agege Finally Declares His Intention With Promises Of Hope For Urhobos

September 9, 2013

By Oghenekevwe Laba
After much expectation and pressures from his people to contest for the vacant Delta Central Senaterial seat, Peoplesa Democratic Party (PDP) strongman Chief Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has finally declared his intention to contest for the vacant Delta Central Senatorial election made vacant as a result of the demise of Senator Pius Ewherido with promises of hope for the people of Urhobo nation.
Before his final declaration at the country home of Delta Central Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Chief Sam Amioku at Ogborode, Delta State yesterday, Omo-Agege has kept mute about his intention to contest for the position despite calls made to him from different quarters to contest for the position.

While addressing mammoth crowd made up of PDP loyalists, Omo-Agege promised to work tirelessly on behalf of the Urhobo people if elected into the Senate by championing and enacting robust laws that will institutionalize Urhobo youth empowerment.
He maintained that he would enact laws that will create enabling environment for private sector purpose driven economic diversification and growth, which include environmental protection that demand and enforce the strictest corporate and national responsibilities.

Pointing to the direction of women, he vowed to enhanced women’s rights in recognition of their salient roles as the solid rock of families and other laws that will add value to the lives of Nigerians of all nationalities.
“Are we not tired of what is happening to the urhobo nation today? Are we not sick and tired of what is not happening to make life better for the people of our state and country? I, Obarisi (Barr) Ovie Omo-Agege offer myself as a candidate for election to the Senate on the platform of the most visible, most consistently accepted political party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, as a partner with our governor and president in this onerous task of transforming our economy and society,” Omo-Agege declared..

He said he is the best person for the seat because he understood the challenges the nation faces and appreciate more than other candidates that Nigeria’s future depends on doing things differently and not business as usual.
According to him, “I will take to the Senate the undimmed passion of service to our people and our nation. I will take to the Senate earned experience and invaluable contacts built over the years which is not available to my opponents. I will take to the Senate the great need to place the Urhobo nation on the pedestal it deserves that will become visible at the national stage. I will attract federal presence as well as local and foreign investment to our senatorial district to create the needed jobs for our men, women and youths who desperately need employment to earn a decent living. I will champion working with other members of the National Assembly, Federal and our state governments as a well oiled team, working to make Nigeria a nation that is finally harnessing its limitless potential to shame all those who have predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2015.

“If elected my oversight functions will benefit greatly from my experience as a former Delta State Commissioner of Special Duties where I exhibited proven ability to manage and supervise the completion of projects to the highest standards. My role as the former Chief Liaison Officer to PDP national headquarters and the Presidency gives me a unique understanding of how things are done in Abuja and enabled me to develop a network of contacts and friendship across Nigeria. As Secretary to the State Government, I strengthened the office of project monitoring that still stands six years after I left office to ensure full execution of government projects.

“At the risk of sounding immodest, none of my opponents can boast of the experience, contacts and friendships I built over the years that will be brought fully to bear in the service of the Urhobo nation in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I pledge to restore a steady, reliable and strong Urhobo voice at the senate and national politics. The Urhobo nation deserves more than what the opposition have offered for its support in the last three elections and we must use the opportunity of this election to reclaim our leadership role. We cannot continue to be in isolation because that is what the opposition has offered so far which is at odds with our interest.

“This is not my campaign, it is our campaign. So, I need the support of all of you present here today, members of my constituency and well meaning Nigerians. I need the support and vote of my constituents. I will cherish your prayers, moral and material support and volunteering to work as part of my campaign team. Go forth and spread the word that I, Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has pledged before man and God to represent the Urhobo nation in the best possible manner in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So help me God.”

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