A grassroots youth activist, Comrade Oweikeye Endoro, has declared his interest to represent the people of Burutu North constituency in 2019 at the Delta State House of Assembly with the desire to give effective representation and to serve the people better.
The former Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) spokesman made this known in a general meeting of party members called by the chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the local government area, Comr. Macbeth Owei at his residence at Okoukoko near Warri in Delta State.
While calling for total support Comr. Oweikeye, stated that the Burutu people have been neglected because of bad representation in the House of Assembly as evidenced in the lack of roads connectivity to the urban centers, poor healthcare facilities resulting in high death rates, and no connection to the national power grid.
In his words, “I have made a lot of research about our incumbent representative and those that were elected before him, and I have also made research of what representation should be.
“And in all, I saw nothing but failure on the part of those who are representing us or who have represented us in the past.
“We have a lot of infrastructural decay in our local government. When our communities are networked to the urban cities and towns, it will help to check insecurity in our region.
“When you enter our communities, apart from Ogulagha, Odimodi, and some part of Obotebe, we cannot boast of electricity. Most of our communities are all disconnected from the national grid.
“Therefore I am going there to advocate for our communities to be properly networked with roads; I am equally going there to advocate for better healthcare in our communities.
“So, I make bold to stand before you that I am seeking for the restoration mandate 2019. The political reorientation is commencing now. Whoever that is elected is to work for the masses; not for the masses to work for them.”
Other aspirants who declared their interest are Hon. Cletus Ninetry, who is vying for House of Representatives in Burutu Federal Constituency and Hon. Millah Dike from Burutu South Constituency Ward 11, who is vying for the Delta State House of Assembly.
Responding, ADC chairman in the local government area, Comr. Owei, said the party is the fastest growing political party in Nigeria which recently, together with forty other political parties, signed an alliance to front a single presidential candidate for the forthcoming general election
He stressed that the alliance is within the centre and does not affect the states and local governments, and so aspirants are free to show interest for state positions in line with party rules.