February 21, 2019

I’m on rescue mission— Mariere


House of Representatives

By Festus Ahon

ASABA—PEOPLES Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives candidate for Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency, Mr. Samuel Mariere, has promised to ensure that the Urhobo have a voice in the National Assembly, when elected.

The lawmaker, who said Urhobo nation was under siege, spoke at Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the state, while rounding off his campaign rally across the constituency.

House of Representatives

Mariere, a two-term member of Delta State House of Assembly representing Ughelli North Constituency I, said he was on a rescue mission, promising to provide quality representation to the people.

He said Ughelli North, South and Udu were the heart land of Urhobo people, adding that out of the 24 kingdoms that make the Urhobo nation, 14 are from his federal constituency.

Mariere explained that the constituency has not been well represented for a long time, hence the need for a voice with a legal background in the National Assembly, even as he pointed out that the constituency is the largest and highest oil-producing area in the state.

The PDP House of Representatives candidate said the constituency must rightfully be placed in the politics of Nigeria, not just Delta State, maintaining that the constituency has a voting strength of about 450,00 registered voters.