By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
A group under the aegis of Isoko Nation Renew Okowa’s Mandate on Saturday stated that a United States of America based Nigerian Medical Doctor, Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya will contest for the House of Representatives Seat in Isoko Federal Constituency in 2019 and deliver quality service to the people of Isoko in Delta State.
Director General of the Group, Mr. Sunday Onyewonsa made the assertion at a “One Day Sensitization Workshop” which held at James Ekpre Otobo hall in Isoko South Local Government Council’s Secretariat.
Onyewonsa noted that Aluya who is coming under the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has the zeal to serve.
Onyewonsa appealed to the Isoko people to support Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya in his political bid saying he will build a world class hospital and constituency office so that they (people) can monitor the funds and projects that accrues to them.
“Let us all support him. We will do everything possible to support you too. He is my brand and am selling him to you. We will give you flyers as time goes on to preach the good news.”
Onyewonsa urged the people to ask the current member of the House of Representatives to show them the constituency projects he has executed in their land with all the constituency projects he has gotten so far.
The DG noted that Isoko Nation would have been a ‘New York’ given the allowances for constituency that accrues to the area since May 1999.
He also lamented the gross under development of Isoko land inspite of the mineral deposits in their land.
“Isoko Nation the largest number of oil well in the whole world. The Oil in Isoko is more than the oil in the whole Kuwait as a country put together. Let us put human sentiment aside.”
Mr. Chukwuemeka Umunna also urged the people to look for leadership who understands their pains and is ready to solve same to take Delta and Isoko Nation to the next level and not backwards.
Umunna described Dr. Aluya as a man with “proven track records” in America and Nigeria.
“It is time that we move from mediocre representatives to men with the passion,vision and zeal for their people.”
Umunna stated that the Isoko people have nothing to show for because they have suffered poor representation inspite of the vast available resources in their lands.
Umunna also christened as abysmal and poor the present representation given to the Isoko Nation stressing,”They have toiled with our lives for the past 18 years. We can’t continue like this.”
“People are dying,there are no roads, no jobs, people have not been paid salaries”.
He told the people that they need a viable leadership that is committed to them.
Pastor (Mrs.)Rhoda.E.Ikede in a message called on Isoko women to wake up from their slumbers and shine their eyes in this new dispensation so as to know the person who wants to represent them.
Ikede also advised the women to decide and vote their consciences and not vote because they were given bags of rice or money to path with the future of their children.
Ikede said,”Enough is enough of the foolery. The mumu done reach.
Ikede said Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya is “Somebody that is well informed and has lived in the US. He is a citizen and also a Nigerian and an Isoko man from Okpe Isoko.”
“He wants to emancipate his people and open their eyes so that they will know what it means somebody is representing his or her people.”
Ikede who was former Special Adviser on Education Monitoring to Delta State Governor also pointed out that Dr. Nelson Oke Aluya is not coming to sack Hon. Leo Okuwe Ogor from the House of Representatives saying,” It is an open something. He is a PDP member and he has right to contest”.
Ikede who is now a member of the Delta State Hospital Management Board (HMB), said,”Leo is my person anytime,any day. We refer to him as Oyibo Isoko but other people. You don’t know whether he is going to a higher office. He cannot just plant himself there forever Na,. When you get to a particular level, he is popular now. He can go to a higher level.”