G-8 clears coast for Uduaghan's senatorial bid
Things have started working for good for the senatorial ambition of the Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.
Eight Local Government Areas in Uduaghan’ss Delta South Senatorial District, comprising the former vice chairmen, councillors and opinion leaders, popularly known as 'the G-8', have cleared the coast for him.
The group did not only endorse him but declared unalloyed support for his dream.
The senatorial seat is currently being occupied by Senator James Manager, a staunch member of the Senate and a force to reckon with in the politics of the district.
The National Coordinator of the group, Hon. Elijah Ologe, corroborated by his Secretary, Blexon Omadoye, in Asaba, said the governor deserved their vote of confidence for the Senate seat because he has acquired the requisite records to represent the district.
The group said Uduaghan presents the best the senatorial district could push forward in 2015 to the National Assembly.
According to the group, the district would not only enjoy fresh breath of legislative experience but be rest assured that resolutions and laws that address the challenges of the constituency would be met.
Ologe explained that the group came to the conclusion that, having delivered as a former Commissioner for Health and Secretary to the State Government, during former Governor James Ibori's administration, and now governor for eight years, Uduaghan has the credentials for the Senate in 2015.
He said: “The governor has largely delivered on the peace and security, human-capital and infrastructural development he promised the people of the state in 2007.
“Besides, he knows how legislators attract projects to their constituency.
“The projects he started and completed are sure hopes that as senator, Dr. Uduaghan will influence infrastructural projects from the national budget to Delta State.
“With Uduaghan's charisma at the Senate in 2015, Delta South would be the fastest growing senatorial district across the country.
“I am not mincing words when as I say this, if we go by his achievements in health, education, information, job creation, youth and women empowerment in the past eight years.”