Delta South Senatorial Race: I am the best man for the Job – Joel-Onowakpo, APC candidate declares
…Says he grew Delta state revenue from N12b to N56b
With few days to the Saturday February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country, Hon. Joel Onowakpo Thomas, the Delta South Senatorial Candidate on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has said that he is the best man to represent the people of Delta South Senatorial District in the red chamber.
Onowakpo, who is among the top contenders in the race to represent the people of the Delta Aouth stated this on Monday, February 20, in Warri, Delta state during an exclusive interview with GbaramatuVoice Newspaper.
He said that there is no basics for comparism as the records are everywhere in the state for people to see, adding that he will dust everybody.
In his words, “While trying to be as modest as possible, I don’t think any of them have had that wide experience that I have. I have not seen any of them that have used their public office to benefit the common man, so if you look at these parameters I want to tell you that none of them is as qualified to be a senator representing the Delta South Senatorial District other than myself.
Continuing, the Charted Accountant turned Politician who is popularly known as JOT, added; “I joined public service as Executive Chairman Isoko South local government, my records are there. I became the Executive Chairman Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, my records are there, everywhere in the state. So when I left state service and went to federal civil service to become a Deputy Director, Federal Inland Revenue Service in charge of Rivers, Edo and Delta, so if you look at it, I have been a private sector man, successful one. I have been a public officer and have been a private sector individual, all in one person, so my experience beats every one of them.
“When I was in Board of Internal Revenue as the Executive Chairman, I grew the state revenue from 12billion to 56billion. We developed the Headquarters of the state revenue service in Warri along airport road. we developed offices in the 25 local government and we provided capacity training for our staff. Now what this brings to bear is that, I’m a man who knows the difference between service to the people and service to your pocket.
“There are still public servants today that do not know the difference, they occupy offices but not to the benefit of the people. I am one man who knows the difference and use it judiciously to the benefit of the people. So, I am the best man, except people just want to mischievous, if they allow the will of the people to prevail, I will dust everybody,” he concluded.