The Senator-elect for Delta Central Senatorial District, Obaisi Ovie Omo-Agege, felicitate with the people of Delta Central Senatorial District and Deltans on new year; saying that though 2016 like every other year comes with challenges, it is also a year of possibilities.
Omo-Agege stated this in his New Year message noted that though the economy of the country may not be in the best shape, there is no need for Deltans to be worry nor be discouraged stressing that like the past years, “with little more courage, faith and greater effort, we will overcome all of the hurdles.”
According to the Senator-Elect while extending his hands of friendship to other Urhobo politicians including those who contested with him, stated that in the political history of Nigeria as a nation, the Urhobo nation has never been so marginalised in the politically as it is now, he therefore called for greater unity in order to reposition the Urhobo nation politically in the comity of nations.
In his word; “As we enter 2016, I want to wish everyone in Delta Central Senatorial District and all around Nigeria a happy and healthy new year
“With every New Year come greater challenges. 2016 will not be different. But it is a year of promises and possibility. I am hopeful that it will be a better year because of what we achieved together in 2015, when despite all odds we recovered our mandate which was forcefully taken from us. That victory brought us hope and joy.
“And as we prepare to assume this divine mandate with great pride in the new year, we should be hopeful that brighter days are ahead. I am full of confidence that we will record greater success in our battle to free Delta state. All that we need to do is to work together to build on the progress we have made in our effort to create an even brighter future. So let’s begin this new year with a sense of hope and possibility.
“There is no doubt that we face huge challenges and the future seems bleak. Still, there is no need to neither worry nor be discouraged. The worst time is now behind us. We have turned the tide too. With little more courage, faith and greater effort, we will overcome all of the hurdles that they will throw our way and achieve our promise of a better future.
“The Urhobo nation has never been so marginalised in the political history of our great country. Let’s make 2016 the year when the Urhobo nation starts to rise. I pledge on my honour to offer responsive representation at the hallowed chambers of the Nigerian Senate to uplift the Urhobo nation and restore the dignity of our common patrimony.
“The confidence and trust of the Urhobo people will motivate me to provide the desired leadership, values and precepts that would place our land on the path of unprecedented prosperity.
“I will do what is right to bring Urhobo together so we can all rise together. Therefore, I extend my hands of friendship to all Urhobo people, friend and foe alike. Despite your politics, I invite you all to join forces with me in the development of our senatorial district, state and country. With your cooperation and support, we shall make Urhobo and Delta state great, progressive and prosperous.
He added that, “as we enter the New Year together, let’s resolve to appreciate our common heritage and indivisible ancestry. We are one people with one destiny. What holds us together is much more than our differences. Our political differences are most times superficial, temporary and insignificant.
“We are all brothers and sisters with strong united bonds of age old genealogy. ‘Urhobo Ovuovo!’ Together we shall take Urhobo, Nigeria’s fifth largest ethnic nationality to enviable heights.”