By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI â€” THE Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Professor Adegor Eferake-ya, has vowed to do his best to project and promote Urhoboâ€™s interest in the National Assembly.
Eferakeya stated this while speaking at a meeting of Delta State Elders/Leaders and Stakeholders Forum held at Kiagbodo, Delta State.
He said, â€œI will not sell Urhobo people in order to secure a second term in the Senate.Â God did it in 2007 without me compromising the interest of my people before I was elected into the senate. That same God will do it again in 2011.â€
He maintained that he would rather not go back to the senate than mortgage the interest of his people who he claimed to hold in very high esteem.
Urging Deltans, particularly the people of Delta central to support Acting President Goodluck in his effort to move the nation forward, Prof. Eferakeya noted that as the fifth largest ethnic group in the country, Urhobo people have a role to play in reshaping the Nigerian state .
Meanwhile, Ijaw National Leader and Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, has commended Professor Adego Eferakeya, for his role in the making of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President of the country by the National Assembly.
Clark, who made the commendation at the meeting of the forum held recently at Kiagbodo, said: â€œI was reliably informed that Professor Eferakeya was the only senator from Delta State who spoke on the floor of the senate in favour of the senate resolution transferring power to His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, as the Acting President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation.â€
Describing Professor Eferakeya as an upright man who will always place public interest above self interest no matter how hard the situation might be, Chief Clark said Urhobo people should be proud of him, having given them effective representation at the senate.