After much expectation and pressures from his people to contest for the vacant Delta Central Senaterial seat, Peoplesa Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege has finally declared his intention to contest for the vacant Delta Central Senatorial election made vacant as a result of the demise of Senator Pius Ewherido with promises of hope for the people of Urhobo nation.Before his final declaration at the country home of Delta Central Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Chief Sam Amioku at Ogborode, Delta State yesterday, Omo-Agege has kept mute about his intention to contest for the position despite calls made to him from different quarters to contest for the position.
While addressing mammoth crowd made up of PDP loyalists, Omo-Agege promised to work tirelessly on behalf of the Urhobo people if elected into the Senate by championing and enacting robust laws that will institutionalize Urhobo youth empowerment.
He maintained that he would enact laws that will create enabling environment for private sector purpose driven economic diversification and growth, which include environmental protection that demand and enforce the strictest corporate and national responsibilities.
Pointing to the direction of women, he vowed to enhanced women’s rights in recognition of their salient roles as the solid rock of families and other laws that will add value to the lives of Nigerians of all nationalities.
“Are we not tired of what is happening to the urhobo nation today? Are we not sick and tired of what is not happening to make life better for the people of our state and country? I, Obarisi (Barr) Ovie Omo-Agege offer myself as a candidate for election to the Senate on the platform of the most visible, most consistently accepted political party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, as a partner with our governor and president in this onerous task of transforming our economy and society,” Omo-Agege declared..
He said he is the best person for the seat because he understood the challenges the nation faces and appreciate more than other candidates that Nigeria’s future depends on doing things differently and not business as usual.
According to him, “I will take to the Senate the undimmed passion of service to our people and our nation.
I will take to the Senate earned experience and invaluable contacts built over the years which is not available to my opponents. I will take to the Senate the great need to place the Urhobo nation on the pedestal it deserves that will become visible at the national stage. I will attract federal presence as well as local and foreign investment to our senatorial district to create the needed jobs for our men, women and youths who desperately need employment to earn a decent living. I will champion working with other members of the National Assembly, Federal and our state governments as a well oiled team, working to make Nigeria a nation that is finally harnessing its limitless potential to shame all those who have predicted Nigeria will disintegrate in 2015.