The Isoko Monitoring Group, (IMG), a non-partisan advocacy and defensive group of the Isoko ethnic nationality, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari; Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, the senator representing Delta South Senatorial district, James Manager and member representing Isoko federal constituency, Leo Ogor, on their re- election victories at the just concluded February, 23 and March, 9, 2019 general elections.
The group in a congratulatory message signed by its newly elected President, Oke Michael (Ph.D), and made available to the media, called on the Buhari led federal government to ensure Isoko is given her fair share and recognition in the next dispensation, stressing that there is urgent need for both the federal and the state governments to as a matter of urgency and importance increase their level of dividends of democracy as well as carry the Isoko ethnic group along in the scheme of things.
IMG while also congratulating, the members representing Isoko North constituency, Isoko South constituency I and Isoko South constituency II in the Delta State House of Assembly, Tim Owhefere, Kenneth Ogba and Ferguson Onwo respectively on their victories at the just concluded polls, noted that “no other ethnic group apart from Isoko has been so relegated, maltreated and marginalized, yet contributes so much to the treasury of the federal and state governments.”
“We urge all the elected officers to use the opportunity given to them at the polls to better the lives of the electorates, especially the good people of Isoko ethnic nationality, who have been dastardly cheated and marginalized despite the massive contributions from Isoko land to the commonwealth of Delta State and Nigeria.
“IMG also demanded for juicy appointments that can improve the well-being of the Isoko people from both the federal and state governments. There are capable hands, qualified technocrats and loyal supporters of the federal and state governments in Isoko, who can be engaged to give a sense of belonging to the good people of Isoko ethnic group, who are often not carried along in governmental affairs.”, the statement concluded.