Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, governorship candidate of the APC, Delta State. (Credit: Google).
By Ogheneochuko Okumagba
“Great things happen nationally when topmost leadership is goaded and supported from below.” – – John C. Maxwell
Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the ninth senate is the leading candidate among the array of contenders and pretenders in the race for the governorship of the oil-rich Delta State.
Senator Omo-Agege has shown leadership, capacity, community service and love for his people and State. As Senator, he has undertaken very outstanding rural and urban electricity projects in the district, lite up the streets by providing solar-powered street lights, provided water and had supplied well over 500 transformers to communities. This is unprecedented representation.
He has also built ICT centres and constructed numerous classroom blocks in primary and secondary schools in the area. His record-breaking social empowerment programmes for youths and women have enriched several thousands of lives, apart from his direct employment beyond the confines of his immediate constituency. The most outstanding of all is attracting and establishing the Federal Polytechnic, and the Defence Space School, in Orogun.
No doubt, Omo-Agege’s candidature is pan-Delta and it’s rooted in the belief that politics should be devoid of nepotism, tribalism and sectionalism to ensure that the greatest good is provided for the greatest number of people.
Senator Omo-Agege is apparently the only candidate politically tested to knock out the firm grip of the PDP in the state, characterised with corruption and underperformance. As a former member of the PDP, he knows their uncanny ways and will marshall a formidable war chest and coast home to victory.
To uproot the political vipers who only feed at the expense of good governance and development, it will take a sustained campaign anchored on good antecedent of performance. And, Senator Omo-Agege has that in great abundance. Many times, Deltans from other senatorial district have said they wished they had a good representative like him who took their district projects seriously in order to better the lives of the people and their communities, the whole of Delta would trust ‘public officers’ the more.
Senator Omo-Agege’s performance cannot be wished away even by his opponents. Recently, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, acknowledged his sterling performance in a birthday tribute, particularly his strong commitment to the welfare of the people of Delta State. “Your Excellency, you have made invaluable contributions to nation-building, especially with your no fewer than 20 Bills in the ninth Senate. You have also demonstrated a strong commitment to the welfare of our citizens with the number of persons you have used your good office to touch their lives in many ways, including appointment and employment”, Okowo said at Senator Omo-Agege’s 58th birthday.
Senator Omo-Agege stated that “more than ever before, Deltans are determined to send the existing PDP administration packing from the State in 2023. Enough of the weaponisation of poverty, marginalisation of the people, and the underdevelopment of communities that lay the golden egg”.
Speaking of underdevelopment, the Ughelli to Asaba road, a contract to repair the bad route awarded since 2009 has not been completed. There is strong reassurance that Ovie Omo-Agege will reopen that contract file.
The fourth Authority road from Aladja to NPA is now an eyesore and it has been abandoned by the previous administrations. The towns are very dirty. Drainage canals are blocked due to dumping of wastes. Typical example is the NPA waterside. The water in the canal stings. DSC roundabout is very dirty. Warri Sapele road motor parks are obstructing the main roads creating high risks and causing motor accidents.
With Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the illegal bus stops will be cleared and removed from obstructing the road. With him as a leader, there will be bus stops, car parks will be created for the convenience of motorists and other road users. Dredging, good roads and clean environment will be reactivated, projects abandoned by the previous administrations will be activated. For instance, the “ongoing” construction of the Effurun roundabout, there is no sign of improvement, even though it is the only construction site one can attest to have set eyes on since the last two tenures. It’s so discouraging when we expect our leaders to turn up for the state yet nothing good is coming forth.
Senator Omo-Agege is on the threshold of history and like John. C Maxwell said, “great things happen nationally when topmost leadership is goaded and supported from below.” Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is the right choice for Deltans.
Ogheneochuko, wrote Via firstname.lastname@example.org