By Andie Onyemeziem
The people of Oshimili north local government area of Delta state have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the sole candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election.
The motion to adopt him was moved by Dr. Austin Izagbo, the President-general of Ibusa development union and seconded by Mr. Patrick Ukah, the Hon. Commissioner for information.
After a question for its adoption had been put forward by Hon. Pat Ajudua, member, representing Oshimili north at State House of Assembly, the people unanimously adopted him.
Similarly, Hon Louis Ndukwe, the chairman, Oshimili north local government council, moved a motion for the adoption of Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi as the sole candidate of the local goernment for the Delta north senatorial seat. Mr Pat Ukah seconded. Hon. Pat Ajudua again put a question for its ratification and it was carried.
These were done on Monday, April 2, 2018, in grand occasion put together by Hon. Louis Ndukwe, to thank the distinguished Sen. Nwaoboshi for his fatherly love to him.
In an emotion laden speech, Ndukwe recalled how he had lost hope after his 2007 House of Assembly election. He recalled that things became unbearable for him until Sen. Nwaoboshi picked him and wiped away his tears.
He stressed that his town, Ukala, was a very small town that if she was left to struggle chairmanship position with any other town, she would never have gotten it, but, here he was as Oshimili north local council chairman for the second time running, courtesy of Sen. Nwaoboshi. He thanked SPON for all these.
In his response, Sen. Nwaoboshi said that nobody makes anybody, but, men were instruments God used to make others.
He stressed that he used that gesture to appreciate the people of Ukala for their loyalty and faithfulness to the PDP.
He noted that they have always been the winning votes for the party in the local govt, since 1999, therefore, they deserved to be rewarded. He implored them to continue as more rewards were coming.
Sen. Nwaoboshi further said that as long as God lived, before his first tenure elapsed, he shall complete the Ukala-Akwukwu-Igbo road which he started even before he became a Senator.
He further expressed his gratitude to the people Oshimli north for the love they have always showed him.
Among those in the occasion were: mr Moses Iduh, Delta north PDP, chairman, chief Nduka Ogwuda, Oshimili north PDP, chairman, HRM Obi David Azuka, the obi of Akwukwu Igbo kingdom, chief P. Agbagwu, former minister, chief ( Engr) Emma Chinye, Hon. Commissioner, Arts & Culture, mr Chikezie, Hon. Commissioner, Agric, Hon. Pascal Adigwe, former House of Reps member and a host of others.