Prominent Leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State and former Delta State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Bernard Okumagba has congratulated Joel-Onowakpo Thomas on his election as senator to represent Delta South senatorial district in the keenly contested general election held on February 25 2023.
In a press statement, Chief Okumagba praised Thomas’s tenacity and verve which saw him coasting to victory from a broad base of support in the senatorial district, which comprises Ijaw, Isoko, Itsekiri and Urhobo indigenes, adding that: “knowing the professional quality and capacity of Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, our Delta South Senatorial District has made the right choice.” He stated that: “Joel-Onowakpo who I have known for over 15 years and has previously worked closely with me in the past has the right temperament, tenacity and drive to achieve for our Senatorial District.”
Okumagba who is the Udu of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom and Eruvwu r’Ovie of Agbarha Kingdom, both of Warri South LGA in the Delta South Senatorial District, said the victory of Thomas gives the district a fresh vista to grow once again.
He advised the new senator to “stay true to the progressive ideals of the APC for the benefit of all our people of the Delta South Senatorial District.” Olorogun Okumagba also stressed the need for equitable distribution of development among the constituent ethnic groups in the senatorial district in the next administration.
He further prayed for God’s Grace and guidance for Thomas as he goes to the Red Chamber to represent the people of the district.