By Ovedhe Hezekiah.
Isoko Democratic Movement, (IDM) a political group under the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Isoko nation, Wednesday, kicked off it’s Ward to Ward/ Sensitization Campaign to Owhelogbo, Otibio, Otor-Owhe, Emevor and Iyede Wards in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Isoko Democratic Movement, a coalition of Isoko North Equity Movement, Isoko People’s Voice, Grace Mission, Exodus and other political groups under Chief Comrade Ovouzorie Macaulay, which was formed to mobilise its members en-masse to vote for the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Vice Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta PDP Governorship candidate, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and his Deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme.
Others are Delta South Senatorial candidate, Evang. Michael Diden popularly known as Ejele, SDP House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency candidate, Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare and SDP Delta State House of Assembly for Isoko North Constituency candidate, Hon David Okumagba Onajega.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd at Emevor, Iyede Ward I & II, during the sensitization/ Campaign tour of the group, the National Chairman of the Group, Comrade Zino Onaemor, said, the purpose of the campaign was to sensitize the electorates at the unit level on the need to stand firm and mobilize members of the groups, to vote three PDP candidates and two SDP flagbearers in next month general elections.
He said; “We are members of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and we have resolved to vote for the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Vice Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta PDP Governorship candidate, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and his Deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, Delta South Senatorial candidate, Evang. Michael Diden popularly known as Ejele, SDP candidate for House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency, Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare and SDP candidate for Delta State House of Assembly for Isoko North Constituency, Hon David Okumagba Onajega.”
He conveyed the Patron of the Group, Comrade Chief Ovouzorie Macaulay, the Okiroro of Isoko Nation, greetings to the people, stressing that, “Our Leader, Comrade Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay is solidly behind us in ensuring that, this forthcoming general elections, we vote for equity, fairness and justice.”
On his part, the first Vice Chairman of the group, Hon Alex Okathe, earlier on at Owhelogbo and Otor-Owhe, stressed that, IDM is formed to position Isoko for Greatness, urging electorates to stand firm and vote en-masse for the five candidates they campaigned for in the forthcoming general elections.
While addressing the electorates, SDP House of Representatives candidate for Isoko Federal Constituency, Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare, promised to initiate legislations that would better the lives of Isoko people and also intensify efforts to restore the second state constituency of Isoko North Local Government Area.
He further pointed out that some of his programmes are aimed at creating job opportunities for youths, women and men of Isoko nation towards alleviating poverty in Isoko nation and using public resources for the purpose it’s meant for, as well as attracting Federal presence to Isoko nation and not enriching himself.
On his part, Hon David Okumagba Onajega, SDP Delta House of Assembly candidate for Isoko North Constituency, said, “I am poised to creating a difference in governance and representation if given the mandate by the electorates.
“My drive is to create difference in Governance. So that people will know that Governance is not all about buying of big cars and acquiring wealth. But meeting the challenges of the people.” He said.
Others who corroborated the IDM Chairman and it’s first Vice-Chairman at the various Wards visited in Isoko North are, Engr. Chief Daniel Omoyibo, Engr. Chief Peter Odunwa, Double Chief Oghenefejiro Okpakpor, Chief Emmanuel Erhire, Hon Wilson Khama, Hon Isaiah Ewuku, Hon Daniel Tutumor, Hon Harry Harryman Ujiro Okoro, among others.
Wards visited today by the Isoko Democratic Movement Campaign Council are Owhelogbo, Otibio, Otor-Owhe, Emevor, Iyede Ward I and Iyede Ward II.