Delta state house of Assembly speaker and the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections, Sheriff Oborevwori, weekend visited Isoko flood victims at Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South Local Government area of the state.
The speaker, who said that his visit was to sympathize with Isoko nation and Delta state following the devastating flood that has ravaged the people and destroyed properties worth several millions of naira and assured the people that he will not abandone them.
“The situation we are in right now is a very bad one that called for urgent attention. I have come to sympathize with the people of Isoko nation, Delta state and the families of those who lost their lives as a result of the devastating flood. I am using this opportunity to appeal to all those who are still staying behind in their affected areas to please come out and join others already evacuated to the IDPs camps in Isoko nation. This is not political as we cannot play politics with natural disasters.
I will never abscond in times of challenges such as this. I will be with Deltans through it all.
“As a person with human heart, I will not abandone you especially in this time where we are needed most. This is not time to play politics but to save lives and properties, a time to show care and love. And I have to show you care and love. I have come to let you all know that there’s hope, don’t be discouraged, you all must keep hopes alive. Let me also assure you all that the Delta state government, led by governor Ifeanyi Okowa is currently on top of the situation, he’s aware of your current situation and handling it already but patience is important.”
Oborevwori, while also condoling with the people of Isoko nation, Delta state and families who lost their loved ones as a result of the devastating flood, denoted relief materials such as cartons of noddles, bags of rice, tube of yams, cartons of bottles water and medical materials among others worth several millions of naira to the IDPs camps to cushion the effect of the flood at first.
The speaker also used the opportunity to accessed the flood situation in some affected areas in Isoko nation before leaving to other affected areas across the state.
Oborevwori, also visited IDPs camps at Asaba, the state capital, Ewulu and Utagba-Uno in Delta North senatorial district of the state and donated relief materials worth several millions of naira to the flood victims.
As at the time of filing this report, the flood situation has continued to degenerate, destroying homes and properties across the state even as the state flood committee headed by the Secretary to the state government, (SSG), Patrick Ukah, fold their hands and remain in their comfort zones in Asaba, issuing press releases and addressing the press without taking action to cushion the effect of the flood.