Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege has disclosed why he joined the Delta State governorship race.
The lawmaker, who won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in May 2022, said that Delta is in need of visionary leadership, someone that can harness and convert the state’s natural and human capital into proper use, hence, he joined the race with his vast experiences in administrative works.
According to him, if given the opportunity, his administration will tackle the challenges of unemployment, bring about human capital development, agriculture, tourism, infrastructure, housing, and as well work out other labour-intensive interventions that are at the core of his agenda.
Naija News understands that Omo-Agege mentioned these on Saturday while addressing Urhobos in London, the United Kingdom during the 2022 Urhobo day celebration.
At the event, the politician maintained that his 2023 aspiration is about the future, to transform Delta into a modern, well-governed and economically stable State that puts ‘People First’.
Our Edge Agenda
Omo-Agege said: “Our EDGE agenda to Build A New Delta (BAND) is built on four solid pillars of Employment and Empowerment; Development; Good Governance, and Enduring Peace and Security. The vision is a vibrant, equitable and prosperous Delta State.
“While I will continue to work for the progress of Urhobo, the time has come for me to work in concert with all progressive Urhobo sons and daughters, as well as those of other ethnic nationalities in Delta State to build on this solid foundation and extend our success story in Delta Central to Delta North and Delta South Senatorial Districts.
“As you are no doubt aware, Delta State is a land of opportunities. We are blessed with both natural and human capital, but we have lacked visionary leadership that should have harnessed and converted our natural and human resources to commensurate prosperity for the citizens of our dear State. The situation continues to degenerate through the years, as those who brought us to this current state of despondency have remained intransigent and unwilling to change.
“Deltans are yearning for change in leadership of our dear state to inject fresh blood to bring about good governance. We need new political leadership with new ideas to rapidly advance our infrastructure development and transform the State into an industrialised entity that is capable of creating the jobs required by our people.”
I Will Be Governor For All
He maintained that if given the privilege to lead the state, he will be governor for all Deltans.
Every part of the state, according to Omo-Agege, will be developed and Delta will soar to unprecedented heights.
He promised that Peace and progress will be the experience of the citizens because everyone’s needs will be met in a good and sustainable way under his administration.
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