By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—THE people of Ndokwaland, Delta State, have thrown their weight behind the candidacy of former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dr. Olisa Imegwu, who is aspiring for the House of Representatives seat in the 2011 elections.
There was a general acceptance of the lawmaker, presently representing Ndokwa East constituency in the State Assembly, when he went round to inform his people of his intention to run for the House of Representatives seat, as he was described as a vociferous representative.
In an interview with our reporter, Imegwu said, “I am overwhelmed by the general acceptance of my people. The reception has been wonderful because my people were saying that they see me as one who can speak out for them.
They told me that it was a nice decision to move forward, since I feel I can no longer speak in the state and that if I speak, I will get suspended for speaking out what they want, that they prefer me to go to the national stage, where nobody suspends anybody for speaking out on what they want.”
He also denied recent reports that some youths in the area rejected his aspiration to run for the House of Representatives for Ndokwa/Ukwuani federal constituency, saying that the story was concocted to deceive the electorate and score cheap political points.”