ISOKO SOUTH 1: Panic Grips Contestants As Kenneth Ogba Enters Race


Palpable panic is said to have currently gripped all the Isoko South Constituency 1 House of Assembly contestants in the forthcoming 2019 general elections as well as the incumbent member representing the constituency in the legislature, Orezi Esievo, following the entry of one Kenneth Ogba, described as a political and social grassroot mobiliser from Oleh, headquarters of Isoko South local government area of the Delta state into the race.

Masses in Isoko South Constituency 1, have declared that Mr. Kenneth Ogba, fondly called “PRESIDO” by all, who is the current Isoko South Supervisory Councillor for Environment, is their choice for the House of Assembly position come 2019 with a vow to use the last drop of their blood to mobilise and vote him in against all odds.

Kenneth Ogba consultation visit to the Oleh Odiologbo palace

Mr. Ogba, a well known philanthropist and socialist who kicked off his consultation visit few days ago at the Palace of his home town traditional ruler, the Odiologbo of Oleh, HRM Anthony Williams Ovrawah, to officially inform the royal father of his intention to represent the people of Isoko South Constituency 1 at the State House of Assembly and seek for royal blessing, appealed for the support of the palace and its council of chiefs saying he cannot do it alone.

Kenneth Ogba receiving royal blessing at the Odiologbo palace of Oleh

Addressing Mr. Ogba and his entourage, the Odiologbo of Oleh, HRM Anthony Williams Ovrawah, who said he is politically neutral, promised to support whoever is the chosen to represent the people in the state house of Assembly come 2019, praying God to choose an Oleh indigene to represent the constituency even as he described the House of Assembly hopeful as a fine and easy going peaceful man.

“We need him desperately to renew our hope and restore our land to make 2019 a success. May God give you wisdom and courage toward 2019 House of Assembly race.”, and enjoined the choice of the people to foster unity with other aspirants, admonishing that politics should not be taken as a do or die affairs.

At Emede, the home town of the incumbent legislator representing the constituency, Mrs. Orezi Esievo, Mr. Ogba, consulted with the elders’ forum and members of the Emede Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to solicit for their supports during the 2019 polls.

While informing the elders forum of his intention to contest for the Isoko South constituency 1 House of Assembly come 2019, Mr. Ogba, pleaded the elders and members of the party to throw their weights behind him during the forthcoming 2019 general elections, with a promise to bring the much needed dividends of democracy to their doorsteps.

According to Ogba, “I can’t win the election without Emede community, the stronghold of the PDP in Isoko south local government area. My elders, fathers and mothers I appeal to you all to please give me your supports and show me the way to go that will bring us victory at the end of the day. I promise never to disappoint you people. I am the most capable and qualified person for this job who can represent the interest of you all.”

Speaking at the meeting, coordinator of the Emede PDP elders forum, Patrick Egbuwoku after welcoming the Kenneth Ogba entourage, poured encomiums on the aspirant saying he has heard a lot about his humanitarian works touching lives of people within and outside the local government area, adding that “You are the right man that the constituency truly needs to empower the teeming youths of Isoko South constituency 1 if given the mandate in 2019.”

Kenneth Ogba received by Emede PDP elders forum

Also speaking, Tonybible Okwegbe, noted that it was randomly agreed upon that the House of Assembly seat is rotational and as such would be the turn of Oleh to present a reliable politician capable of representing the constituency, adding that “Kenneth Ogba is that reliable politician capable of representing the constituency. Kenneth Ogba is caring personality to the people of the constituency, his good works shall vindicate him at the polls. He is the right man for the job.”

In a related development, the PDP house of Assembly hopeful and his entourage also visited land agency and building materials dealers in Emede, where a cross section of the members pledged their full support to the people’s choice, Kenneth Ogba in the forth coming house of Assembly 2019 elections.

Kenneth Ogba consultation team also visited one of the most vibrant and powerful social political group in Isoko nation, Ithihikpebe Campaign Organisation and its stakeholders at the residence of the former President General of the Emede community, Andy Ejeje, to formally hint the organisation of his house of Assembly ambition for 2019 to represent the constituency.

Kenneth Ogba in a group photograph with Emede PDP elders forum during the consultation visit

In his speech, Kenneth Ogba wooed the supports of the group and other members to enable him clinch the seat and represent them in the house saying if given the mandate, everyone will be carried along in the scheme of things as far as dividends of democracy are concerned.

Speaking during the visit, former president general of Emede kingdom and one of the leaders of the group, Andy Ejeje, described Kenneth Ogba as a grass root politician who they can rely on and work with, saying the era of giving mandate to politicians that will represent the constituency in overseas has passed.

Ejeje, who gave his blessings and pledged his total support for Ogba urged him to continue with his good work for the people of the constituency, said the good works in the life of the people will speak in the forth coming general election and used the opportunity to endorse Ogba as the sole candidate of the constituency 1 in the 2019 House of Assembly election.

Speaking in the same vein, Chairman, Ithihikpebe empowerment, D.U. Etene, admonished Ogba to work hard in preparation for the party’s primary, saying the general election will be a work over for him since he is a grass root politician who has a good name that has made him a sellable candidate for the Isoko south constituency 1.

HardReporters correspondent reports that the visit witnessed the endorsement of Ogba, while the people revealed that as a agreement, no incumbent lawmaker representing the constituency is permitted to seek reelection as such, 2019 is the turn of Oleh to produce the lawmaker that will represent the constituency in the state house of Assembly.

Ogba was accompanied in all the visits by Ogbudu Obuke, Jerry Obi, Erowo Igbudu, Odulu Uzezi, Isaiah Ewuku, Igorigo Excellence, Ukoko Collins, Ogba Paul, Mummy Gbevia as well as past and present political office holders in both Isoko South and North local government councils.

At the palace of the Odiologbo of Oleh during the consultation visit.






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