Ahead of the 2019 general election, one of the Senatorial aspirants for Delta North senatorial district under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ned Nwoko, has uncovered his manifesto to the Anioma people.
Unveiling his manifesto in his Idumuje-Ugboko country home in Aniocha North local government area of the state, he said he understood the issues that are of great concern to the people of the area.
He revealed that he was propelled into running for the senate by his education and career as a lawyer and his upbringing and exposure.
He stressed that the manifesto contains the things that he would do for his people and Nigeria if elected as senator of the Federal republic of Nigeria.
He said: “There are many unfinished businesses you will see in the manifesto. For example, the issue of minimum wage bill is important. So, my concerns are very well articulated. Many people live in abject poverty in Nigeria, so we must look at progrmmes that will help them to come out from that.”
He said while he was in the House of Representatives, he sponsored a bill on minimum wage, secured the license for the Asaba airport and dualization of the Asaba/Benin expressway.
According to him: “My priority will be to look at the minimum wage for everybody. I will be looking at the bill to help the disabled. I will take on the oil companies, I will make them to apply professional best practices that I know they are aware of but when it comes to Nigeria, they turn a blind eye because our leaders do not push them to do what they should do. So, I will deal with it politically and legally, I know exactly what to do, I just need the support of the people.”
Fielding questions from journalists, he noted that he is a party man and has added his quota to the development and growth of the party from the national to the ward level.
He said: “Some people think that you have to serve within the party to hold an office. No, it doesn’t have to be, the party should look outward for the best so as to make the party bigger and stronger and that is what I represent.”
He said those who think they are the only owner of the party, “We say to them what we need is those who can reach out and appeal to the masses. The time for imposition has gone”.
While quoting the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the Senatorial hopeful said “the governor has said it severally that there will be a level playing field.
“I am a honest person, those who knew well as a Nigerian will identify with me easily. I have been meeting with party officials from the national to the ward levels, there is this desire for change and for a PDP that has human face.
“So, I have no concerns as to how they will accept me or how I will behave as a senator, I will bring a new style and that is what the people want, somebody they can talk with, depend on, reach and trust and that is what I am all about.”
On imposition he said: “Ibori has his own opinion and you also know my own opinion about him. I will not stop him from campaigning for Nwaoboshi, the fact is that the people of Anioma know what they want. Do they want a character that has been spoken about in such a negative manner by the federal government and subsequently, what happened in the last few weeks?
“I believe that Ibori’s opinion appeals to a certain group of people but they are a minority. I am looking forward to the general election. I am looking beyond primaries. The people of Anioma will have their day to choose who they want. I want the people of Anioma to elect me, I don’t want to be imposed on them. I want to be the peoples’ senator, I want to be accountable to them, I want to be responsible to the people not to a few individuals who have made themselves some kind of demi-god”.
Meanwhile, the Okada Riders association in Delta North has pledged their unflinching support for the senatorial ambition of Nwoko just as the Secretary Fidelis Onah and Public Relations of the group, Jeff Mosede assured the senatorial hopeful of massive support of the association.