…political elites should make themselves available – Chief Uduboh
By Francis Abai
Emomotimi Guwor, a contender for a seat in the Delta State House of Assembly 2019 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Warri South West Constituency, has promised members of his constituency that governance will no longer be the old story of poor representation but a new system of effective representation.
The PDP flag bearer made the promise when he paid a ‘Thank You’ visit to political leaders of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri yesterday and was received by Chief Wellington Okrika (JP), Chief Jonathan Ari (JP), Chief Satchy Etoromi and other leaders, women and youths.
Speaking to GbaramatuVoice on what the people should expect from him if he emerged victorious in the forthcoming elections, he said, “Of course, to sponsor bills that will be favourable to the people. Apart from sponsoring bills, we will also look at drawing out empowerment programmes.
“This is because at the end of the campaigns, most times, they are being forgotten. But this time, it will not be the old story; it will be a new system where we will reach out to the people and draw out programmes that will be beneficial to them.
“Programmes like youth and women empowerment. We will try and give scholarships to indigent students; those who are less privileged, we will definitely try to take them along as well as reach out to everyone.”
Emomotimi, who is an indigene of Gbaramatu Kingdom, during his visits to thanked the people of the kingdom for their support during the PDP’s primary election in which he emerged as candidate to represent Warri South West.
“In the House of Assembly primary elections I was selected and the people that voted for me are Ijaws of Gbaramatu, Ogbe-Ijoh, Isaba, Diebiri, as well as Itsekiri. And as we know, when someone does something for you, it is ‘thank you’ we tell the person. And it is on this note that I say ‘thank you’.
Responding on behalf of Gbaramatu leaders, Chief Dogood Okrika assured the PDP flag bearer that the people have accepted his appreciation and are solidly behind him, as they will deliver the votes that will ensure he emerges victorious at the general polls.
Meanwhile, the ward leader of Gbaramatu ward, Sir Wellington Uduboh called on political elites of the kingdom to ensure that they make themselves available so as to give ear to issues that need their attention in the kingdom.