Former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Olivia Agbajoh, has declared her intention to run for the senatorial race to represent Delta South Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections.
Hon. Agbajoh, former commissioner in Delta state, who made her intention known at a press conference in Warri, Delta state, to mark her birthday, lamented that in spite of the fact that Delta south senatorial district is the most important district in the nation, it still remains the most backward in terms of development.
She noted that the developmental situation of Delta South does not reflect the abundance of wealth that it generates to the federal government, attributing this to lack of adequate representation by their representatives at the National Assembly.
She said her desire to run for the Delta South Senatorial race was borne out of the fact that the legislative arm of government is the core advocacy channel to attract development to her people.
She said: “It is on this note that I, Chief (Hon) Olivia Agbajoh, a Warri based legal practitioner am offering myself to serve as a Senator to represent Delta South Senatorial District come 2019. This quest is borne out of the fact that I know I have what it takes to give the people of Delta South effective representation.
“My entire life journey has prepared me for this task and I have been tested and proven. In my brief stay in the Federal House of Representatives in 1983, I was able to, among other things, attract the Naval Base to be established in Warri. Imagine what I would have been able to do if that dispensation was not truncated by a coup. Now imagine what I will attract and do as a Senator.”
Hon Agbajoh added that top on her agenda, if given the opportunity to represent her people will be to ensure that Warri Ports, Koko Ports and Burutu Ports becomes fully operational again, stressing that this will increase revenue and boost economic activities in the area.
She also said that she will ensure that the Koko-Ogheye Road, Bomadi- Okpokunu-Gbaregolo Road with link bridge to Esama Ogbeiyama-Akuggbene Road, Kwale Road and a Federal Polytechnic for Ozoro, all come to fruition if she is given the opportunity.
“I will also get involved in youth development, women empowerment and many more projects to uplift the people of this senatorial district. I have earlier said I know I have the prerequisite qualification to give my people effective representation at the Senate and my life journey has prepared me for this task,” Hon Agbajoh added.
Agbajoh, who had been a Senior Magistrate, a commissioner for information and culture, commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Social Development, Youth and Sports, a Commissioner for Commerce, Industry, Cooperative and Tourism, said she believes that the wealth of experience she has gathered over the years, will come to bear if she is elected as Senator for Delta South come 2019.
She said that having also been a member of various Boards and Parastatals at different intervals, she was aware that there is power in the hands of the people to choose a credible representation at all levels, encouraging everyone that is 18 years and above to get their PVCs and exercise their civic responsibility in the 2019 general elections.