Delta Bye- Election: I’ll Work Towards the Establishment of Seaport and Federal Polytechnic in Urhoboland-Omo-Agege
By Oghenekevwe Laba
LAGOS SEPTEMBER 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Delta Central Senatorial aspirant in the forth coming bye-election, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege has pledged to the Urhobos that he would work with others towards the establishment of a seaport and Federal Polytechnic in Urhobo land if he is elected to represent Delta Central in the Senate.
Making the pledge at Orerokpe while on a consultation visit to PDP members of Okpe local government area of Delta State, Omo-Agege assured that some projects like Okwagbe seaport and Federal Polytechnic that have already been approved to be established in Urhoboland but were not executed would be brought to the notice of the Federal government and approval would be sought for their establishment.
According to Omo-Agege who was a former Commissioner of Special Duties of Delta State and Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Okwagbe Seaport and Federal Polytechnic have for long been approved to be sited in Urhoboland but the projects are only on paper because there was no one to fight for its execution.
“If we had an influential senator elected on PDP platform in the Senate, those approvals would have been revisited and acted upon. If you send me to Abuja, I will access the approvals and resolve whatever problems there are. I will not only ensure that the Okwagbe seaport and Federal Polytechnic are established, I will also push for more projects that will create jobs for our teeming youths and women,” Omo-Agege promised.
Omo-Agege said his decision to contest for the vacant position of the senatorial seat made vacant by the demise of Late Senator Pius Ewherido was not conceived over night but was the result of long consultations. He lamented that in spite of their contributions to the national economy, Urhobos are at a cross road today, with nothing to show for it in term of appointments and visible Federal presence.
He went on to say, “It is not enough to say the marginalisation must stop. We have to work towards putting an end to it by sending the right person to represent us in the Senate. We have the opportunity to correct the ills by sending the right person. We need someone who has the reach and the contact to Mr. President. We do not need to send a tourist masquerading as our senator to Abuja, but someone who is brave and can get things done. I am the right person to do the job. When I believe in a course, it concentrates my mind until the mission is accomplished. I will take the same focus to the senate to represent the Urhobo nation.” He promised to work with the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) for the upliftment and development of Urhobo nation if he is elected to represent them at Abuja.