Delta 2023: My Administration Will Bring Life Back To Warri, Expand Osubi Airport – Omo-Agege
Delta governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has assured that his administration will bring back the past glory of the oil city of Warri if elected as governor in 2023.
Omo-Agege, who is the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, said his administration will prioritise the infrastructural development of the city through massive and deliberate urban renewal of the famous town.
He noted that night life, which has presently eluded the city, will be restored by investing in the security architecture of the state.
The Delta Central lawmaker stated this when the ward-to-ward campaign train of the APC visited Warri South Local Government Area of the state on Friday, December 16, 2022.
Omo-Agege said he will collaborate with incoming government of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to revamp the Warri Seaport by dredging the Warri river to accommodate bigger ships from across the world.
The APC governorship candidate explained that as part of his urban renewal plans, his administration would embark on opening of canals, beautification and an overhaul of the deplorable state of roads in Warri.
Decrying the sorry-state of the famous Warri City Stadium, which he said had been abandoned by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government, Omo-Agege promised to bring life back to the stadium by renovating it.
“Warri has now become the poverty headquarters of Nigeria. The Warri of today is not anywhere close to the Warri we grew up in. When you go to the riverine area, you will ask if a government would allow his people to live in such condition,” he stated.
Charging the people to vote for all APC candidates, he said “there is only two months left. God has given us another chance to correct this mistake, to make sure that never again we get a governor like Okowa or those clapping after him.
“With Asiwaju as president, he will help us to bring back those companies that left Warri, dredge the Warri River to ensure that Warri, Koko, Burutu and Sapele ports are revamped. This will make our youths that Okowa sentenced to poverty have jobs and live well again.”
Omo-Agege also promised that his administration would turn the Osubi Airport to an International one by expanding the runways and infrastructure at the airport if elected as governor.
He said “As the Governor, I will expand the Osubi Airport and make it an international hub by giving it another runway. As a senator in the eighth Senate, we voted N10 billion to put a runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
“So, as a Governor, I will do the same here by ensuring that Osubi Airport becomes an international one that can compete with other international airport in the country and beyond.”
Also speaking, a leader of the party in the state, Chief Ayiri Emami urged the people to vote for the APC presidential and gubernatorial candidates, noting that Omo-Agege will work with Asiwaju Tinubu, who is married to their Itsekiri’s daughter, to ensure all round development in the area.
Also speaking, Olorogun Bernard Okumagba, assured that with Omo-Agege as governor “life,” will be brought back to Warri, adding that Delta state is “yearning for development”.
Present at the ward-to-ward campaign to Warri South were Omo-Agege’s running mate, Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi; the Director-General of the APC Delta Campaign Council, Elder Godsday Orubebe; chairman of the party, Elder Omene Sobotie; party chieftain, Engr. Tuoyo Omatsuli and APC candidate from Delta South senatorial district.