Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, Prince Ned Nwoko, the Delta North senator-elect has taken campaign to Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West and Ukwuani local government areas, to rally support for the Delta state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Rt.Hon.Sheriff Oborevwori, and his deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme.
The senator-elect stormed the local government areas on Wednesday, 15 March, alongside members of his campaign organisation.
Addressing members of Atinga coalition support group, and other support groups from the divides who awaited his arrival in Kwale, Ndukwa West LGA, Nwoko openly expressed gratitude for the people of Ndokwa Nation, for their massive support in the senatorial election.
He stated that the Ndokwa votes were significant and instrumental to his poll victory.
“I am grateful for your support. You have shown competence and commitment. You have shown that you’re steadfast and keepers of your words.
“In return, I must make sure that you’re well represented. Starting with putting an end to the cycle of impunity at which the oil companies in this local government operate, and also ensure that your derivation refund is duly accounted for.” Nwoko said.
He further pleaded with the people to extend their show of love and support to Sheriff, by coming out enmasse on Saturday, 18 March to vote PDP.
He said, “I cannot thank you enough for your overwhelming support. However, to be that effective senator which you deserve, together, we must make sure that PDP wins the governorship election.
“I cannot afford to be in opposition in Abuja and also be in opposition in Asaba. It will taint my plans as a senator for Anioma.
“To be able to fight for our rights in Abuja, I must have support in Asaba.”
The coalition group, led by Hon.Obah Emmanuel, better known as Atinga, honoured Nwoko with an award of recognition and outstanding excellence, for his unwavering support and unrelenting leadership towards directing Anioma’s path to success.
Earlier on, the senator-elect had a meeting with committee of traditional rulers in Anioma, at the palace of the Asagba of Asaba, His Royal Highness, Prof. Joseph Chike Edozien.
Nwoko acknowledged that, the traditional rulers have shown him so much love and support over the years. He noted that, the encouragement from the Obis, ignited in him the current wave of spirit to fight for his people.
Pointing out the significance and influence of traditional rulers on thorny issues, he said, “I still believe and maintain that royal fathers must have a defined constitutional role to play at every level in government.”
Amidst urging the traditional rulers to talk to their people to support PDP in the Saturday’s governorship election, Nwoko pointed out the implications of letting in an APC administration in Delta state.
“Giving APC a chance in Delta state simply means handing Delta state over to Tinubu. It is near impossible to work effectively as an opposition in the National Assembly.
“Letting in an APC governor means intensifying an already bad situation.
“I don’t want to come back after four years with stories and excuses about unfulfilled promises.
“The only way you can help me help you is by giving me a governor that I can work with.” Nwoko said.