The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has said if elected as the next governor, his administration would reactivate and fix moribund industries littered across the State.
He stated that the plan is part of his economic blueprint to boost business activities in the State.
Omo-Agege, who is the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, also assured the people of Ika Nation that an APC-led government in the State would be fair and just to Ika nation and other parts of Delta.
The Delta Central lawmaker stated this on Thursday at Ward 2, Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state when the APC Ward-to-Ward campaign trail visited the area.
Ika North East ward 2 is the ward of the incumbent governor and Vice Presidential candidate of the PDP, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
Omo-Agege, who also spoke in other Wards visited in the Council, promised that his administration would never abandon any part of Owa Kingdom, nor any part of Ika North East if elected as Governor in 2023.
He lamented that despite the promises made by governor Okowa in 2015 to revamp the State economy of the State, seven years after, Deltans are yet to see fulfilment of such promises.
According to him, his administration would return Ikaland to its pride of place in the economy of the State. That Ikaland was commerce in nature which he would return it to.
He however clarified that though, he condemned activities of internet fraudster, that when elected, he would create a tech hub that would harness their potential to positivity by channeling their ingenuity to apps developing thereby creating employments for the youths.
“I want to begin today by making some clarifications. Clarification number one, I want to assure our brothers, our sisters in Ward 2 Owa-Alero and the entire Ika North East that contrary to what you have been told. Contrary to the rumour they are spreading about, my administration will be fair, just and equitable to the people of Owa and Ikaland.
“If you have received any benefit, if any at all, we are happy for you. What you have we will protect for you. Nobody will tell the incoming administration of Ovie Omo-Agege and Friday Osanebi that any project being executed in Ika North East should be abandoned.
“I am saying that if there’s any project they will not be abandoned. Government is continual. Any project commenced by any administration, it behoves on us to complete it. No such project in Owa kingdom and Ika nation will be abandoned.
“So, I am assuring our brothers and sisters, fear not, we will be fair, just and equitable to all Deltans. Whatever that is due to the people of Ika North East they will get from my administration.
“Don’t let anybody deceive you. Don’t let anybody sow seed of hatred in your heart against our Party. Because our people in this current government are the biggest purveyor of hatred. All we want to do is to ensure that the prosperity is for all Deltans and not for only one family”, Omo-Agege stated.
Omo-Agege strongly appealed to the people of Ika North East to overwhelmingly vote for all candidates of the APC in 2023, adding that every vote in the next year’s election would count.
Mainwhile, the Chairman of APC in Ika North East, Comrade Ekene Kerri, has said the Party is fully on ground in the council and Ikaland and would defeat the PDP in the forthcoming election.
Kerri noted that it was the turn of the South to produce the next president of Nigeria, adding that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Omo-Agege are best the candidates.
“We supported and voted Governor Okowa thinking as our brother he will represent our interest but the person we thought was our brother is our biggest betrayal. He betrayed the entire Southern Nigeria.
“Tinubu is a reliable politician and we have resolved to support him. APC is fully in Ikaland and we are going to vote for all candidates of APC. In 2023 we will reject Okowa and PDP”. Kerri stated.
Kerri, while applauding Omo-Agege, said despite being a Delta Central lawmaker, the APC governorship candidate appointed sons and daughters of Anioma as political aides.