Sir Tony Chuks Obuh, popularly known as Eworor by his supporters has formally declared his intentsion to contest the 2015 governorship election in Delta State. Sir. Obuh, who is aspiring under the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) told an enlarged crowd of party supporters and members at the cenotaph, in Asaba, the state capital that his passion to serve Delta in the office of a governor was borne out of his desire to contribute to the development of the state on Friday November 7 2014. He added he is not aspiring because he is from Delta North but on the fact that he is a son of Delta State.
The PDP governorship aspirant said that he wants to take the state to a point where it can be seen as one of the leading states in the country.
“I want Delta State to be a point of reference beyond Nigeria. I have been exposed to government and governance. I have been in government for 32 years. Therefore, I believe I have the experience more than any of the aspirants.
Obuh promised that if voted into office as governor next year he would tackle seriously the problem of unemployment, insecurity and other social inadequacies.
He said at 57 years he wants to leave his name as a legacy, both to his family and people of the state.
While thanking all those who graced the well attended declaration ceremony Obuh appealed to Deltans to elect him as their next governor as he is not going to fail them.
Note: detail of event that transpired at the declaration ceremony of Sir Tony Obuh will be published in our next edition.
OKOWA SUBMITS GOVERNORSHIP NOMINATION FORMS
The National Headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abuja, was on Wednesday, 5th November, 2014, set agog when a frontline governorship aspirant on the platform of the People Democratic Party, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, came to submit his nomination form.
As early as 7 o’clock on that Wednesday morning, the entire precinct of the PDP national office, also known as Wadata Plaza, had been filled by enthusiatic supporters of Senator Okowa, comprising men, women and youths, who came in their numbers from across the twenty – five local government areas of the State to identify with their principal.
At about 10: 30 am the whole place came alive as the frontline governorship aspirant was driven into the compound in his official car marked ‘Senator 70’. Shouts of “Ekwueme, the Divenely Anointed Governor of Delta State” rented the air. It took a long time before the Senator could alight from his car, as everyone wanted to have a handshake with the man his many supporters and admirers loved to call, “Talk na do” of Delta State politics.
Addressing journalists shortly after submitting his nomination form in the office of the National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, reiterated his unwavering commitment to giving purposeful leadership to the people of Delta State. He said he would vigorously pursue the implementation of policies that would empower and add values to the lives of all Deltans and non Deltans resident in the State.
His maintained that the focus of his administration would primarily be on creating the enabling environment for employment generation and wealth creation as well as giving impetus to education, health care delivery, urban renewal, agriculture and industrial development, adding that every Deltan would get the desired attention from government.
Senator Okowa, while promising to consolidate on the successes recorded by previous administrations in the State, said that every part of the State would be accorded the desired attention by goverment, even as he assured that security and peace would be of paramount interest of his administration, as according to him, “we would ensure that the lives and property of our people are adequately protected, while also continually maintaining ethnic harmony among the good people of Deltan State for sustainable development of our dear State.”
While commending and appreciating Deltans for their continued support for both the Federal and State governments, Senator Okowa lauded the leadership and members of the PDP for a peaceful party congress, and called on Nigerians to give the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan massive support in next year’s general election, even as he assured of the President’s determination to improve the living standard of Nigerians through his Transformation Agenda.
Among prominent Deltans that accompanied Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to the PDP National Headquarters were two former Delta State PDP Chairmen, Captain Engr. Pius Senebe and Brother Emmanuel Ogidi, immediate past Chairman of Delta State Local Government Service Commission, Chief Nkem Okwuofu (Aguwanyi), Chief Major Patrick Egone, former member of the Delta StateHouse of Assembly and former Commissioner, Hon. Ross Uredi, former Commissioner for Housing, Attorney- General and Commissioner in old Bendel State and pioneer Commissioner and Attorney- General, Delta State, Bar. Chief J. B. Okpakpor, former Political Adviser to Governor Felix Ibru, Chief Eddy Ugbomah, former Delta State House of Assembly Speaker and member representing Ika South, Rt.Hon. Martin Okonta, former Deputy Speaker, Rt.Hon. Festus Ovie Agas, former Isoko South Chairman and Delta State ALGON Chairman, Bashorun Askia Ogeah.
Others are member representing Ika Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Bar. Victor Nwokolo, former Commissioner for Transport and Environment, Chief Lawrence Osiegbu, former PDP State Youth Leader, Mr. Jude Onyia, former State PDP Woman Leader, Chief Bar (Mrs) Mary Iyasere, former Warri South Council Chairman, Lady Omagbemi, immediate past Transition Committee Chairmen of Uvwie and Ukwuani Local Government Councils, Hon Bright and Ochor Christopher Ochor, former Ika South Council Chairman, Hon. Sunny Ogwu, Pa John Nwagimeje, Col. Godwin Ebomah, Mr. Christian Okpambor, Chief Agidi, Chief Douglas Okolotu among many others.
ISAAC ULEBOR DECLARES INTEREST FOR HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SEAT
Hon Isaac Dada Ulebor, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leader in Ika South local government area of Delta State, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 before a mammoth crowd at his hometown, Emuhu, declared his intension to represent the people of Ika South in the State House of Assembly.
The event was witnessed by PDP stalwarts and members in the local government which include, Hon Ralph Azeh, Peter Idion, Hon Francis Owuzoh, Hon Fred Ofume, Hon Patience Onyesom, Prince Mike Obika, Hon Mike Abanimoro, Joel Akpisi, Hon Nick Owah, Ewere Nze Skala, Mr. Ojugo, Mr. Standard Effam, Rev. Ashien, Mike Ogbein and Felix Idehen.
Others include, Chief Dennis Nenyiaba, Barr. Austin Bienose, Uncle Dan, Barr. Kalikwu Ikechukwu, Chief Gideon Okobia, Chief S. Iyawa, councilors, members of Eworor Youths for Ulebor, United Mandate for Ulebor, Emuhu Eze Youths, Kingsley Ogbekile, Hon Henry Okorogo, among others.
In his remark, Hon Ulebor said that if he is given the mandate to represent Ika South in the State House of Assembly he would operate an open policy, cater for the interest of both going and the old in the local government. He appealed to the indigenes of the area to support his ambition as he is going to represent their interest effectively.
While thanking the PDP family in the local government for their support for him he appealed to the entire people of the area to throw their behind his candidacy.
Speaking at the event, Hon Benjamin Osemeha stated that Hon Ulebor, Mr Celestine Azuka is the most qualified person to represent the people of Ika South in the state assembly mong all those aspiring for the office, adding “Isaac Ulebor has paid his dues in the PDP. His antecedents speak volume. Ulebor is not only a consummate and loyal PDP chieftain but also a humble and honest man. Let us support his ambition because he is not going to disappoint us.
Speaking in the same vein, the president, Eworor Youths for Ulebor, said that they are supporting Hon Ulebor because he has the interest of the youths at heart. He pledged that his association is going give 100% support to Hon Ulebor at the poll. On his part, Mr. Anya Matthew .C. Said that a vote for Ulebor is a vote for good governance. He appealed to people of Ika South to support the ambition of Ulebor.