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Published On: Thu, Nov 7th, 2013

Accolades Trail Aguariavwodo’s Admission into House of Senate

Senator Emmanuel Aguariavbodo

LAGOS NOVEMBER 7TH (URHOBOTODAY)-CHIEF Emmanuel Aguariavwodo, was Wednesday, sworn in as the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, following his victory in the October 12, by-election.
The by-election was ordered by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, following the death of Senator Pius Ewherido on June 30, 2013.

His swearing-in was sequel to a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, seconded by Senator Ahmed Sani.
He was welcomed to the Senate by the Senate President, Senator David Mark amidst cheers from his constituents, numbering over 2,000, who accompanied him to Abuja to witness the ceremony after the oath of office was administered on him.
Aguariavwodo, after being sworn-in, said: “I want to use this opportunity to thank the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the support it has shown to the people of Delta Central since we lost our senator.
“We are mindful of the fact that during the burial ceremony, the Senate was fully represented at the highest level and the people of Delta Central Senatorial District, the Urhobo nation, remain grateful to the Senate.
“I will also want to thank the Senate that throughout the period, they fully supported Delta Central senatorial district throughout all the events that led to the election, culminating in my emergence to now represent our people.
“I want to convey the feelings of our people that we are happy with the Senate, we are happy with the Federal Government and our people, our senatorial district, will continue to support the Federal Government.
“We believe that this country is a great country, it is a strong country and a wealthy nation and we will be part of any work by the National Assembly, by the Senate, that will lead to the creation of wealth for the benefit of the lives of our people.”
A cross section of Urhobo people who spoke to newsmen shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, said that Senator Aguariavwodo’s emergence was a new dawn in the political history of the Urhobo people.
Those who spoke include Olorogun Taleb Tebite, Chief Evelyn Oboro, Chief Loveth Idisi, Chief Tom Amioku, Chief Ominimini Obiuvwevbi, Chief O. Majoroh, Chief Felix Anirah, Chief Arthur Akpowowo, Mr Daniel Idonor, Mr Johnson Boro and Mr. Godwin Atose.
Olorogun Tebite, member representing Ughelli South constituency in Delta State House of Assembly, said that the emergence of Senator Aguariavwodo portends great political prospects for the Urhobo nation, adding that the senator has all it takes to give the Urhobo good representation having served in the House of Representatives.
Chief Oboro, member representing Uvwie/Sapele/Opke in the House of Representatives, said: “The Urhobo now have a united front in the National Assembly. We are going to work together to attract the dividends of democracy to our people.”
Chief Austin Ogbaburhon, who represents Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu in the House of Representatives, said: “The election of Aguariavwodo has brought the Urhobo nation back to the mainstream of Nigerian politics.”
Chief Majoroh, Deputy President-General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, said that Senator Aguariavwodo has the pedigree to give Urhobo people effective representation in the Senate.
On his part, Chief Idisi said: “Ewherido’s emergence is a major achievement for the Urhobo people politically. First of all, his death was a great loss to the the people, but today, God has given us another vibrant senator, who has the interest of the people at heart.”

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