* Says Omo- Agege’s running mate youth choice guarantees APC victory
By Cletus Opukeme, Warri
Ahead of the 2023 governorship election in Delta State, a Niger Delta All Progressives Congress, APC, youth group, Niger Delta APC, Youth Vanguard, ND-APC YV, weekend, hailed emergence of Rt Hon Friday Osanebi as running mate to Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
Reacting to the decision of the Delta State APC chapter’s on Osanebi to be the running mate to Senator Omo-Agege, the National Coordinator, ND-APC YV, in a statement signed by its President/National Coordinator, Gen Fiawei Pathfinder, Commended the process Osanebi emerged as running mate, noting that the decision has eandered into the hearts of Delta youths which will certainly guarantees APC guber victory in Delta state.
According to the statement, the group which consistent of core believers and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, have thrown its weight behind the Omo-Agege/Osanebi governorship ticket.
Also assured that as a grassroots based organisation with membership of ex-agitators including progressive-minded stakeholders with structures across the nine States of the Niger Delta region unanimously endorsed the deputy governorship candidate slot of the former Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of of Assembly, the group express optimism that the duo are men of integrity with impeachable track record of good governance that will change the narrative come 2023.
Rt Hon Osanebi is an elected State Assembly member representing Ndokwa East Constituency and Former Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly.
The statement reads in part, “The leadership of Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard who are core believers and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, which is made up by ex-agitators with progressive stakeholders of like minds with Coordinators cut across the nine States of the Niger Delta region unanimously congratulate the emergence of Rt Hon Friday Osai Osanebi, the former Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly as running mate to His Excellency, DISTINGUISHED SENATOR OVIE OMO-AGEGE, standard bearer of of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State for 2023 governorship election.
Rt Hon Osanebi is a young man of integrity with unblemish track record, As once time pioneer President Of Ndokwa Youth Council who work hard to brought about community development with employment opportunities to the youths of Ndokwa Nation by engaging most of the multinational oil companies in the Ndokwa domain such as Agip, Saipem, Sterling Global Oil Company and others for making sure all MoU’s agreements towards community development was adequately approved. He is a young man that is well accepted by all various youth groups, women the elderly and the traditional rulers in the entire Delta North Senatorial District he is a round peg in round hole and has all it takes to be a competent deputy governor based on his antecedents as a lawmaker a well established Business enterprenir, a loyal the party stakeholder and a dedicated family man. His unparalleled effective representation of his constituency while he was Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly is unquestionable.
“We really commend the wisdom of Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Senate President and the leadership of Delta state APC for picking Hon Osanebi as the running mate.
“It is an indication of H.E’s foresight and patriotism to render effective service to Deltans base on his in-depth developmental agenda, which is a game changer for the socio-economic lives of Deltans and to rescue Deltans from the shackles of extremely corrupt and bad leadership provided by Okowa-led administration for devastating seven years plus that have left Deltans in a precarious situation of hopelessness of no visible infrastructure of meaningful development as their predicament is now frightening.
The lofty and people oriented agenda of H.E christened Build A New Delta (‘BAND’) on the four pillars of EMPLOYMENT AND EMPOWERMENT, DEVELOPMENT, GOOD GOVERNANCE AND ENDURING PEACE AND SECURITY (‘EDGE’), And Rt Hon Friday Osanebi is the best person to join hands with Omo-Agege to drive this laudable great plan of four pillars project from 2023 in other to give hope back to Deltans as their hopes has been dashed by the bad corrupt maladministration of people’s Demonizing Party led by Dr IFEANYI OKOWA.
Meanwhile, the group promised to mobilize youths and women to ensure victory of the APC in Delta State, and disclosed that work is on already across the local governments and wards of the State mobilising its structures to reach out to the electorates ahead of 2023.
“We want the great people of Delta State to understand that Omo-Agege/Osanebi ticket is divine because we see the hand of God in it, and the reason is because there was whirled jubilation and celebration across the entire state, most especially, the good people of Delta North Senatorial District and across all the various ethnic Nationalities youth groups to the length and breadth of Delta State; from Ndokwa Youth Council, Urhobo Youth bodies the Ijaw Youth organisations, and the Isoko youth groups with Itsekiri youth groups as well are all happy with the choice of Rt Hon Friday Osanebi to emerge as the deputy governorship candidate of our great rulling party, APC in Delta State.
“As regards to this welcome development the Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard would want to salute and commend the leadership of Elder Omene Sobotie who is the Chairman of Delta State APC chapter, the state party chairman has been working tirelessly with the state party executive in repositioning the party and operate a transparent, accommodating and open door system by putting in place all necessary modalities from the state to the ward level to put all hands on deck to enable the party to win all elective positions during the 2023 general elections from the President to National Assembly seats and to state assembly seats in the state.
The Niger Delta APC YOUTH GROUP want to assure all sons and daughters of Delta State including those in diaspora to have faith in the duo of Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege and Rt Hon Friday Osanebi as governorship and deputy governorship candidates of APC for the forthcoming 2023 governorship election in Delta State is divinely arranged by God.
“And this is the best per as to move the State forward in terms of liberating the State out of unemployment, poverty, poor infrastructures, lack of industrialization, lack of manufacturing factories and investors, lack of higher institutions in riverine areas of the State, mismanagement of 13 per cent derivation funds by the Okowa-led administration of ‘People’s Demonizing Party’ PDP, which we have on record Gov OKOWA has collected over N700 billion from the federation account, from 2015 to June 2022, and yet no meaningful people oriented projects in the State, no single fly-over bridge project in the state.
“Therefore, we are calling on all Deltans home and abroad, all professional able bodies to join hands in support of the candidacy of H.E Sen Ovie Omo-Agege and Rt Hon Friday Osanebi as governorship candidates of our great party and deputy governorship in the State.
“And we also want to use this medium to call on the teaming unemployed youths of Delta State, the hardworking market women and men, the hardworking fisher men and women in the riverine Communities, the unemployed graduates whom the OKOWA PDP maladministration has turn to tricycle riders and Okada riders including hardworking Delta State civil servants who have laboured and contributed their best in serving the state meritoriously and now some are pensioners whom Okowa-led administration has refused to pay them their gratuity for over seven years to rise up to the occasion as far as 2023 general elections are concerned to get their PVC and vote for the APC to take over leadership of the State.”
The group also called on the long suffering emacipated neglected oil producing communities in the riverine to take their destiny in their hands to elect the candidates of the APC to rescue them from the shackles of the Okowa bad administration.
The group also boasted that the duo of His Excellency Sen OVIE OMO-AGEGE/ Rt Hon Friday Osanebi of the APC will liberate the State from poverty to wealth creation and employment generation, and turn the state to tourist hub to the Dubai of Africa with the Omo-Agege/Osanebi administration. We have given our full support and have set in motion the winning strategy for their victory because they will bring their wealth of experience and professionalism to administer the state and turn the state to industrial hub”, the group added.