The people of Isoko Nation who are members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC have cried out that they are being marginalized in the areas of political appointment so far released by the leader of the party in the state and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and the federal government.
This plea was reached after an exhaustive meeting of the Isoko people held in Irri town hall on March 19, 2020 and conveyed in a statement signed by Mr. Eveso Ejiroro Manasseh on behalf of the Isoko people.
The Isoko people contended that Senator Omo-Agege should be more circumspect and employ spread in his appointment distribution because Isoko sons and daughters supported him in all his electoral contest because they took him as one of their own.
The statement reads, “we have given the party leader our unflinching support as an ethnic group and stood by him throughout his trying times and deserve to be adequately rewarded with political appointments.
“Isoko as an ethnic group harbours eminently qualified men and women who can occupy any political position of authority and should be so compensated.
“The Isoko people believed in the potentials of the party leader Senator Ovie Omo-Agege hence we unanimously supported his political machinery.
“We strongly appeal to the point leader to wipe off shame from the faces of Isoko sons and daughters who staked their necks to support him by extending his appointments to the ethnic group.
“We believe in Omo-Agege’s leadership as party leader and therefore appeal passionately to him to act expeditiously to save the party in Isoko nation from total extinction due to non-political patronage” the statement read.