By Emma Amaize & Festus Ahon
OZOROâ€”THE people of IsokoÂ in Delta State have adopted the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State for a second tenure, while demanding that more projects be executed by the state government for the ethnic nationality.
Giving reasons for the adoption of the governor at a rally by Isoko Advancement Network at Ozoro, elders and prominent politicians from the area said the governor has performed and that the only way to appreciate him was to vote him to continue in office.
Speaking at the rally, the state Commissioner for Power and Energy, Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay, said Uduaghan’s administration had given the Isoko people a sense of belonging in terms of appointments and democracy dividends.
He asserted that Governor Uduaghan was the first to appoint three Isoko persons as commissioners, while many got board appointments, in addition to employment for its youths, micro-credit scheme for women, the ongoing six-lane Ughelli-Asaba road that will pass through Ozoro and intervention in the infrastructural problem of the higher institution in the area for which work will start next week.
Macaulay said many communities, which did not hitherto have electricity in Isokoland, now have it, adding that the people would not leave Uduaghan, who has identified with them by providing them electricity and sharing in their problems for, an unknown person.
One of the elders, Chief Frank Etaluku, said Governor Uduaghan has performed admirably and should be supported by Isoko people to continue with his good works in 2011.
He said the people were behind Macaulay in his drive to attract more amenities from Uduaghan’s government to Isoko land, adding, adding that”Isoko people are Oliver Twist; we ask you to get more for us.â€
Leo Ogor, representing Isoko in the House of Representatives, said the adoption of Uduaghan for 2011 by Isoko Advancement Network was in the interest of the entire Isoko land.