Urhobo Endorse Omo-Agege’s Re-Election Bid
Urhobo Endorse Omo-Agege’s Re-Election Bid – Urhobo people in Delta Central senatorial district of Delta State have endorsed the re-election bid of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
They gave the endorsement at a constituency town hall meeting organised by the senator at the weekend.
Omo-Agege said he organised the forum to brief constituents about his stewardship in the National Assembly in the last two years and nine months.
Those who endorsed the senator cut across different segments, including traditional rulers, market women, clergymen, youths, associations and pressure groups.
Omo-Agege said he was overwhelmed by the turnout of constituents from various local councils that make up the senatorial district.
He said: “Today, I’m proud that we have kept our promises and upheld our part of the bargain. Whether on the floor of the Senate or outside, the Urhobo voice was heard loud and clear.”
Omo-Agege disclosed that he sponsored eleven bills, several motions and contributed robustly on the floor of the Senate to several national issues.
He further disclosed that he attracted 43 federal projects worth about N220 million through the yearly zonal intervention/ constituency projects scheme.
Omo-Agege, who is Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine and Land Transportation, said 24 out of the 43 projects were completed, while work was still ongoing on the others.
He pleaded with those who were yet to benefit from his zonal constituency projects to be patient, as plans were already in place to factor them into the 2019 budget.
On herdsmen/farmers clashes, he said: “These people you keep referring to as Fulani herdsmen are not the herdsmen that we use to know. These are criminals and should be treated as such.
“The Fulani farmers crisis is not about Atiku or Buhari, but a failure of the law enforcement agencies. The security agencies must ensure that the laws in our books are used.”
He decried what he described as the under-performance of the present Delta State government, and charged his people to align with the party in power at the centre.
Those who spoke on behalf of their people were Thomas Uduaran from Ewhu, in Ughelli South local council area, and President of Versatile Group for Gender Sensitivity and Good Governance, Princess Yvonne Damaobakpolor.
Others were Prophet Johnny Eyomah, of Omega Gospel Ministries International, who spoke on behalf of the clergy, and a former federal House of Representatives member, Hon. Halims Agoda.