A Former Member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Judith Enamutor, former Member of Delta State House of Assembly, Chief (Hon.) Evance Ivwurie and a former Chairman of Ethiope East local government area Chief Faith Majemite have vowed to deliver Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate and all the party candidates in the forthcoming general election in the state.
The three-party leaders, and many others who are founding members of the PDP in Delta, said that Deltans in the past years have given their all to the PDP, but in return have rewarded the people of the state with insensitive leadership, particularly in the past seven and half years of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government.
Speaking separately, on Wednesday, when the APC’s ongoing ward-to-ward campaigns touched down in Jesse, Ethiope West, Eku and Abraka in Ethiope East LGAs of Delta state, the former PDP leaders who recently dumped the party for APC called on the people of the state to rally round the candidacy of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and other APC candidates, noting that Delta must present its best hand to run the affairs of the state going forward, adding that the era of mediocre governance is over.
Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Omo-Agege has charged Deltans to vote out PDP from the state as a reward for its years of bad governance, and aggregated corruption as exemplified by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration in the state.
He decried the sorry state of the Eku Baptist hospital which was once the pride of Deltans and Urhobo Nation, but sadly under the PDP-led government of Dr Okowa, has become a shadow of itself.
He promised to bring the hospital back to life when elected governor, and also complete the Effurun to Eku dual carriageway which was awarded by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration but was abandoned by Okowa.
Omo-Agege who lamented the poor state of the infrastructural at Abraka also promised to give the town a facelift as a university town and also address the recent increase in tuition fees without a corresponding increase in the Bursary.
According to Omo-Agege, the Eku Baptist Hospital was the pride of the Urhobo Nation and the pride of Delta State, but because it is not in Owa-Alero, Okowa has killed it. We also know that contracts were awarded for the renovation and reactivation of the Hospital’s equipment but Okowa cancelled all.
The good news is that when I become your governor, the pride and the glory of that Eku Baptist Hospital will be restored.
Omo-Ageg also added the “administration of Gov. Uduaghan awarded a contract for the dualization of PTI to Orerokpe to Eku down to Abraka. But since when Uduaghan left office, the road has been abandoned.
“Why can’t Sheriff ask the governor that sir, all these loans we are approving why can’t you just bring some to at least attend to some of these abandoned projects in Urhoboland? Meanwhile, today Okowa having realized that his eight years is about to expire, he wants a third term through Sheriff.
“But the most painful part, out of the N4.2trn that came from Abuja, if he had taken only three or four billion from there, this road would have been completed.
“I humbled myself before you, send me to Government House as the next governor of Delta State. And if I go by the grace of God, this local government will experience great transformation,” he added.