As the federal and state governments diversify their economies into agriculture due to crash in oil price, a foremost aspirant for Isoko South constituency 2 in the Delta State House of Assembly, Barrister Irogbo Afokeoghene, has said that he would propose bills that would enhance agriculture and economic well being of his people if elected.
Afokeoghene, a legal luminary based in Asaba, stated this while fielding questions from journalists on why he was in the race, noting that he would want to be part of lawmakers who would make excellent laws that would influence the lives of Isoko people and the entire Delta state..
The legal icon who is aspiring under the auspices of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), said that as a lawyer he has always wanted to use his profession to further position his people by being a voice to them as he is fully prepared to do so if elected into the state house of assembly.
“I want to partake in making quality laws that will impact in the lives of our people. They are predominantly farmers and apart from one ward which is Olomoro, all the other wards in my constituency are rural in designation.
“It is only Olomoro that is urban area. The activities in that area is oil exploration and exploitation and farming, I will want to make laws that will stimulate our agricultural activities in that constituency, making good laws for our people so that the impact of government will be better felt”.
While saying that he would not castigate others in a bid to winning the support of his people, he said that his relationship with them and what he has been able to achieve at the communal level will speak volume for him.
He eulogized the incumbent, Hon. Johnson Erijo, for his versatile knowledge, his consummate legislative skills, stressing that he has been there for considerable time and is vast in the area of law making.
“I must give that to him but somehow, he has decided not to run this time around and I have consulted with him and he told me categorically that he is not running for that office any longer, perhaps he wants to move higher or go to other areas of human endeavor to further his political life,” he said.
He expressed absolute confidence in the ability of the PDP to winning all the offices in Delta state come 2019 general elections. He therefore, called on the delegates for the primaries to consider him as he promised not to disappoint his people.