Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire being displayed by supporters in campaign banner during Chief James Ibori reception at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South LGA
UGHELLI- A House of representative hopeful and chairman Warri correspondents Chapel of the Nigerian Union of of journalists, Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire has said former governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori deserved a royal reception as one who has changed the lives of many politicians in the state and beyond .
He described Ibori an enigma and a political giant in the country who has made many movers and shakers of politics in Nigeria.
Omafuire made this disclosure yesterday while fielding journalists questions at Ovwor-Olomu in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, during a reception held in honour of Chief James Ibori.
He stated that it was the good deeds of Chief Ibori that has made him remain a household name and loved by his people even when he is been victimised by the UK government.
Omafuire noted Ibori is a man with a large heart whose intention is to carry everyone along irrespective of ethnicity and tribe.
He described Chief Ibori as a thorough bred Urhobo born politician who will not reward evil with evil. Akpokona urged all Deltans to stand firmly behind Ibori as Deltans have never had it as good since Ibori left the seat.
On his political ambition, Comrade Omafuire said his reasons for coming out to contest for the position as a result of the monumental failure experienced from those representing the constituency over the years.
His words ‘‘We want good representation and we can’t afford to waste another four years of directionless and poor representation. Law making business is a serious business that requires someone that is knowledgeable in law, and as well making laws that are meant for the good of the people and not a person who will use such position to back up his or her illegal businesses to the detriment of the entire constituents. He alleged that the people of Ughelli North/South and Udu have been badly represented all these years hence he is coming out to make a difference and correction’’
Omafuire urged the electorates to make corrections to the mistakes made so far by voting a vibrant person with the first hand knowledge of the law in the forthcoming election to represent the constituency.