By Festus Ahon
ASABA—SENATOR-elect for Delta Central senatorial district, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, yesterday, promised to offer responsive representation at the National Assembly, to uplift the Urhobo nation and restore the dignity of its common patrimony.
Omo-Agege, in his New Year message, said: “As we enter 2016, I want to wish everyone in Delta Central senatorial district and all around Nigeria a happy and healthy New Year.
“With every new year comes greater challenges, and 2016 will not be different. But it is a year of promise and possibility. I am hopeful that it will be a better year because of what we achieved together in 2015, when despite all odds, we recovered our mandate which was forcefully taken from us. That victory brought us hope and joy.
“As we prepare to assume this divine mandate with great pride in the new year, we should be hopeful that brighter days are ahead. I am full of confidence that we will record greater success in our battle to free Delta State. All we need to do is to work together to build on the progress we have made in our effort to create an even brighter future. So, let us begin this new year with a sense of hope and possibility.
“There is no doubt that we face huge challenges and the future seems bleak, but there is no need to worry or be discouraged. The worst time is now behind us. We have turned the tide too. With a little more courage, faith and greater effort, we will overcome all of the hurdles that they will bring our way and achieve our promise of a better future.
“The Urhobo nation has never been so marginalised in the political history of our great country. Let us make 2016 the year when the Urhobo nation starts to rise.
“The confidence and trust of the Urhobo people will motivate me to provide the desired leadership, values and precepts that would place our land on the path of unprecedented prosperity.”