By Cletus Opukeme
All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru has said that he is part of the Ijaw ethnic nationality by marriage and that Ijaws would greatly benefit in his administration in the new Delta about to be formed this month.
He appealed to the Ijaws in Delta state to vote enmass President Muhammadu Buhari second tenure, himself, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Mr. Etonye Karona, Mr. Michael Edonkumor and Mr. Pereotu Oloye to bring development to the Ijaw nation.
Ogboru stated this today in Burutu APC mega campaign, assured ‘‘ I am an Ijaw man by marriage. I am part of the Ijaws. The problems of the Ijaw people are my problems and I will tackle them one after the other, if you people vote for me, vote for President Muhammadu Buhari and others in APC in this month’s general election.
‘‘ I understand the current administration led by PDP neglected the Ijaws despite what they did for the party to rule for four years. I have heard your cries and complain. I will bridge the gab of infrastructure development in Ijaw land, if I am voted to be the next governor few days to come. I will open the Burutu saport to make economic activities boom in this part of the state and they will not regret voting for me ’’ he promised.
On his part, the APC Delta South senatorial Candidate and former governor of the state Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has said that with his developmental blueprint as a senator, the people of Delta South would always hear his voice talking about issues that would better the lot of the people. He said he would not be a sleeping senator like some senators in the red chambers where they are not heard on national issues.
APC Chieftain in Delta South, Chief George Timinimi urged the Ijaws to vote enmass for President Muhammadu Buhari, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and all other APC candidates to attract massive development to the Ijaws in Delta state.
According to him, the Ijaws did not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari’s first tenure because our son former President Goodluck Jonathan contested for the same president. ‘‘Ijaws in Delta should not make the same mistake which affected development and federal appointments in Delta Ijaw. We will also replace Senator James Manager by voting him out with Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for equity and fairness. Nobody should rely on the Warri South federal constituency as a case study for not voting for Emmanuel Uduaghan as an Itsekiri man. That Senator James Mnager has over stayed his tenure in the senate’’ he said.