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By Sunday Apah
Frontline House of Representatives aspirant for Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro Esq, has consulted some notable leaders in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State with promises to raise the standard of representation, if elected in 2023.
The former lawmaker who made this known when she visited the Delta State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Olorogun Kingsley Esiso; Member, Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Felix Anirah; Chief Austin Ayemidejor, Chairman of Sapele Local Government Council, Chief Eugene Inoaghan; Chief Perkins Umukoro and Sunny Nwakego, said she decided to consult the leaders to officially inform them of her intention to contest for seat to represent the Okpe/Sapele/ Uvwie Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives and to seek their support, advice and prayers.
She thanked them for the support they had given her when she won the party ticket to contest for the Senate which the party lost during the 2019 general elections for obvious reasons.
She noted that the constituency deserved to have the governorship come 2023 since Chief James Onanefe had been Governor from Ethiope Federal Constituency and the Late Senator Felix Ibru from Ughelli North/Ughelli South/Udu Federal Constituency.
According to her, “now that we have taken a stand for Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly to be the next Governor of Delta State,” it would not be fair for her to run for the Senate when the Federal Constituency was agitating for governorship seat.
She noted that the state party chairman was also from Sapele Local Government Area while the Speaker of the State House of Assembly who would eventually be the next Governor is from Okpe Local Government Area, but Uvwie the baby Local government Area in the Federal Constituency, did not have a major position; hence, her appeal to consider her aspiration .
She added that Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie had all held the House of Representatives position twice each, appealing that Uvwie should be considered for the sake of equity.
She pointed out that in her first tenure, she attracted a lot of projects which included street lights, water projects, electricity transformers, classroom blocks, health centres and many others.
“On human capacity development, people were trained and given starter packs, cars, motorcycles, tricycles, sewing machines, hair dryers, barbing kits, among others.
“I also sponsored the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Bill in the House of Representatives and it was eventually signed into law, just as petitions that came to me were adequately treated.
“A good example is the Amuakpokpor Community that had oil spill issue with Nigeria Gas Company. When the petition got to my table, I took up the matter and succeeded in ensuring that they paid them in cash while I was still in office.
“So, I gave Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituency adequate representation. I was able to set a standard that is yet to be beaten by my predecessors and successor,” she added.
She promised to setup another standard by bringing more dividends of democracy if voted for in 2023.
The leaders in their responses promised to support Oboro, saying that her records and standard in her first and second term remained unbeaten till date.
They added that they would do all it would take to ensure that she returned to the green chamber for more dividends of democracy.