By Ochuko Akuopha
OLEH—AHEAD of the 2019 general election, business mogul, Engr. Daniel Omoyibo, has urged the Isoko political class in Delta State to brace up for the process of searching for a credible candidate to contest for the Delta South senatorial district seat at the National Assembly, noting that the race was not only open to the Ijaw and Itsekiri ethnic nationalities in the district.
Speaking at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, during a thank-you meeting organised by the Isoko Development Union, IDU, for media practitioners and orators in the Isoko axis, Omoyibo lamented that the Isoko nation was not getting its fair share in the political scheme of things in the senatorial district.
He said: “In 2019, politics in Isoko must change because we are relegated to the background. Isoko has gone backwards today in politics and hardship is on the rise in Isoko land.
“We must not fold our hands and make the race for the senatorial seat for Delta South look like something that is meant for only the Ijaw and Itsekiri people.”
We must bring one of our own to contest for the position.
“We, as a people must also learn to desist from politics of sycophancy and praise singing. We must not be afraid to say the truth at all times.”
Managing Director of Skyworld Resources, Mr. Eta Enahoro, who spoke in the same vein, said the Isoko people nation was in dire need of quality representation in government at all levels.
Earlier in his remarks, President General of IDU, Chief Iduh Amadhe advised media practitioners not to shy away from constructive criticism in their reportage, urging the Isoko people to propagate the Isoko language in all their endeavours.