The Isoko Development Union, IDU, worldwide has endorsed the Majority Leader of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Ferguson Onwo Ksc to represent Isoko South 2 Constituency in the State Legislature for a second term.
The apex socio-cultural organization of the Isoko ethnic nationality in a unanimously resolution at its gathering in Oleh, Isoko South, said the performance of Hon Onwo at the State Assembly has been very outstanding and should be encouraged to return to the House for another tenure now that he is already in the ballot box.
The body noted that Hon Onwo who is the PDP House of Assembly Candidate for Isoko South Constituency 2, had shown so much zeal and interest in the growth and prosperity of Isoko nation and had maintained high standards in his representation of the people.
The development union noted that the Isoko ethnic nationality has so much to benefit to have Hon Onwo return to the State Legislature for a second term, stressing the endorsement has the support of the entire Isoko nation.
The motion for the endorsement was moved by the President General of IDU worldwide, Prof Chris Akpotu, and unanimously adopted when put to voice votes by all present at the High Chief Iduh Amadhe Hall, Oleh, venue of the consultative meeting with Hon Onwo.
Prof Akpotu in his remarks commended the Majority Leader for being a worthy ambassador of the Isoko nation, even as he urged every Isoko sons and daughters who are yet to collect their PVC to do so as it is the weapon needed in delivering their choice of candidates.
“I’m very much impressed that Hon Ferguson has decided to set a good precedent by presenting facts “scorecard” which shows that we have drifted from the era of uncertainty. And as the Leader of IDU having seen his outstanding performances and quality representation to the people of Isoko South Constituency 2, I hereby move a motion for his second term.
Speaking earlier, Hon Ferguson Onwo said he came to seek the blessings and support of IDU as the parent body of Isoko ethnic nationality ahead of the general election despite being an apolitical organization.
“Firstly i want to thank the leadership of IDU for always projecting the interest of the Isoko Nation at all times, I have come today to inform you all that having delivered my mandate to my people so far, I also desires the prayers as the Parent body of Isoko Nation to return to the State House of Assembly.
“Before you is a compendium of my scorecard highlighting some of my Projects across the various Wards in Isoko South Constituency 2 although there are some Projects that are not listed in the book. I want us to understand that the reason why most of those projects are from educational sector is because members of the State House of Assembly are usually compelled by the State Government to channelled their Constituency Projects in that direction but that’s not to say that I have not touched other sectors”, Onwo stated.
Continuing he disclosed “today I have several roads construction projects ongoing including the Olomoro-Enhwe road, Ogbaide road, Ugheki road, the Irri-Aviara axis in Constituency 2 which has been completed long ago while the remaining part will be completed also in no distant time. I have also got approval of the Oleh-Emede-Olomoro linking the East West road through the NDDC which will commence in no time.
“One of the largest school fencing Project so far in the State is the Igbide Grammar School, Igbide worth over 200 millions naira which is from my constituency approved by our amiable Governor and again I’m very confident that the Olomoro-Igbide road will be approved for construction as soon as possible. Presently I’m having at least 3 Projects in every ward.
“In this my tenure Isoko Nation got the conversion of the Ozoro Polytechnic to a full fledged University of Science and Technology. The motion of the law establishing it was moved by my humble self at the floor of the House.
“The Okowa led administration has benefited Isoko Nation by upgrading the previous polytechnic to a University amidst other numerous dividends of democracy. As such our people should support the Atiku/Okowa ticket to rescue, reposition and restructure Nigeria. As for Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, he’s our own son by virtue of being an in-law. I want us to vote massively for him to Advance Delta State and support all PDP candidates in line with the PDP 5/5 Agenda.
Hon Onwo thanked the apex Isoko socio-cultural organization for support and commitment to the development of the state and Isoko nation in particular.
Others who spoke including Chief Emamusi Obiodeh extolled the leadership of the IDU for encouraging excellence in Isoko nation.
They also paid glowing tributes to the Majority Leader for his sustained efforts towards the growth and development of the Isoko nation.