Delta South 2019: We will queue behind your candidature, Isoko people tells Uduaghan

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Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan
...As Ijaw Group Endorses him For Senate
By Ewheri Samson/Kparobo Ehvwubare
As the battle for the soul of Delta South senatorial district gathers momentum, the candaiduture of the ummediate past Delta State governor, Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan received major as the people of Isoko community assured him of the total support in the forthcoming election.

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The Isoko community who is known for their oneness made this assertion at the weekend, when the minority leader at the House of Representatives, Hon. Leonard Ogor  played host to the former governor, explained that the Isoko people cannot forget in hurry what Emmanuel Uduaghan did for the Isoko people when he was the governor of the State.

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Isoko people who trooped out in their numbers to welcome Emmanuel Uduaghan stressed that he remained the best candidate for the position represent the district at the senate, noted that his leadership prowess would be harnessed at the red Chambers.

According to Mr. Onah Fidelis who spoke to our correspondent in the area hinted that the former governor, brought alot of development to Isoko community, opined that it would amount to ungratefulness if they refused to reciprocate that to Uduaghan through election.

"We will forever remained grateful to you for what he did to us when he was governor, he brought alot of development to our community"

" Umeh road network was nothing to write home about, but Uduaghan came to our rescue, what about appointments of our illustrious son and daughters into juicy position?' We are proud of him". He added.

In another development, a group, under tha aegis of "Ijaw Liberation Movement (ILM)" in Ijaw land, one of the three major ethnic groups in Delta South Senatorial District where Senator James Manager, the incumbent senator representing the district, came from has thrown its weight behind Uduaghan's candidature.

In an interview with our correspondent recently, the leader of the group, Mr. Peremotebi Simeon expressed his kinsmen’s desire to have Dr. Uduaghan represent them at the senate come 2019.

The leader, who explained that they were excited having their son Senator James Manager serve out four tenures of 16 years in the senate, however said it was a bittersweet feeling because Ijaw was not the only ethnic group in Delta South.

According to him, “The only dynamic thing is change; where there is no change, the people are not happy. There is no doubt in our minds that it is the turn of another section to represent us. That is fair game.

“I am not saying our brother did not do well, or is not doing well, but I believe a fresh candidate will bring something fresh to the table for our own benefit.

“We had followed Dr. Uduaghan’s painstaking effort to develop our area, nay the whole state, while he was governor of Delta State. We are also aware that he stepped down for our son to continue a few years ago, so he is the most suitable person for the job now.

"Above all, we the Ijaws benefitted so much from his government. He did so much to make life comfortable for us through his development plans then. Now it's payback time as one good turn deserves another."

The leader said they were not in the know of any candidate developing interest in the position at the moment aside from the former governor. 

“Uduaghan is the only person seeking for the office who has ever told us why he is going there. The reasons are quite important to the Ijaw people and we shall put him there. We shall hold him accountable thereafter.”

From all indications, Dr. Uduaghan may be getting tangible support from his people to represent them at the senate. His legacies while ruling as governor of Delta State may be said to be paving way for him to continue serving his people as a senator. The Itsekiri-born medical doctor who is yet to declare his intention to contest for the senate seat, has however hinted of his desire to grab the position. Many youths in Delta South, elders as well as the entire Niger Delta believe he has something to offer to the region.

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