Renown technocrat and top politician, Chief Abel Ubeku, says Chief Ovie Omo-Agege of the Republican Party of Nigeria (RPN), is his candidate in the January 6, gubernatorial rerun election in Delta State.
Ubeku spoke during a courtesy call on him in Araya, his home town, on the fringe of Omo-Agege’s campaign tour of Ndokwa in Isoko north area of Delta State.
Responding after the RPN candidate presented his programme to him, Ubeku said he identified with it.
He said, “I have listened to you speak and quite believe in the programme you have spelt out. Sadly, the last government has failed us. My people and I look up to you to accelerate infrastructural development in our state.
“Until now, I never had a candidate. But now I have made my choice, and that is you.”
Omo-Agege had earlier kick-started his electioneering in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area.
Addressing a crowd at the Oleh Civic Centre, Omo-Agege, accompanied by his running mate, Princess Caroline Enuha; Senator Adego Eferekeya; Rear- Admiral John Kpokpogri (RTD), Director-General of Omo-Agege Campaign Organisation and Mr. Alex Onwuadiamu, secretary of Anioma Forum, said that he was in the rerun election mainly to save the sinking Delta State ship.
“No doubt, the leadership of Emmanuel Uduaghan has failed Deltans, and that is why I am offering myself for service, as I present to the people of Delta State, five steps to prosperity; which includes integrated agricultural development, free education, free medical service for every Deltan, infrastructural development and security of life and property using community policing,” he said.
Omo-Agege promised to set up an agricultural equipment leasing agency in the state, mainly to help farmers with agricultural machinery that will facilitate agricultural development.
In addition, he said that one of the ways to create security in the state and stamp out kidnapping was to create jobs to engage the jobless youths.
A press release by the Director of Pubic Communication of the Omo-Agege Campaign Organization, Mr. Peter Osamgbi, said the campaign tour shall cover the twenty-five local government areas of Delta State, with a grand finale in the state capital, Asaba, on January 4, 2011.