“I have come, I have witnessed with utmost appreciation of members of the party and by special grace of God, I have intention of going back again to represent my people.”
The Minority Leader and member representing Isoko constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Leo Ogor Okuweh has declared his intention to re-contest for the seat he is currently occupying, come 2019.
Rt Hon Ogor made his intention known during the enlarged Stakeholders PDP family Delta South Senatorial meeting hosted at his country home in Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North local government area, Delta State.
The Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, expressed his profound gratitude to God Almighty for saving his life and for returning home hale and heathy after some months on ill health challenges.
Rt. Hon Ogor, who also thanked members of PDP, friends and family, churches for their fervent prayers performed on his behalf, reiterated that the meeting is an epoch making event in the entire Senatorial district to bring about solidarity of a people and unity as members of the party.
While reviewing his representation of his people, he maintained that he served with spirit of transparent humility, depth of vision and selflessness which he said has endeared him to the grassroots as well as the political elite in Isoko, the entire Delta State and Nigeria at large.
In an emotion laden statement, he said serving the party and the state in the House of Representative marked the beginning of new dawn for him.
“I have come, I have witnessed with utmost appreciation of members of the party and by special grace of God, I have intention of going back again to represent my people.
“This is the beginning of a new dawn for me and I thank God for saving my life”, the erudite and gallant legislator, Rt. Hon Leo Ogor opined.
It could be recalled that as early as 2003, with the full support of the Isoko people he contested and won election into the House of Representative under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Although, going by the platform of the political terrain one could succinctly say one of the banes of politics in the third world is lack of continuity in policy formulation and most importantly cognate experience is everything and without experience among ones peers, one will count for nothing.
To this end, this understanding has been the driving force why Isoko people have always supported Rt Hon Leo Ogor in his quest for re-election into the National Assembly.
Thus in 2007, he was re-elected into the House of Representative and re-elected in 2011 for a third term.
On assessment which speaks volume of his personality, this level of acceptability is a function of his achievements and good conduct and adequate representation prowess in display which he has exhibited in touching lives positively.
According to some beneficiaries of his disbursement of dividends of democracy, they maintained that his wealth of experience in the National Assembly had actually paid off.
It is worthwhile to note that right from day one in the hallowed chambers, Rt. Hon Leo Ogor has never been a bench warmer.
He is currently the Minority Leader of the House of Representative. A position he has maximized to the advantage of the Isoko people and to the envy of his colleagues, as a ranking member of the House of Representative with a high political will, understanding and wisdom to bear in all ramifications.
Most importantly, his pursuit of the desire to transform Isoko land by attracting social infrastructure such as Solar powered Street lights, roads, drainages and water projects, empowerment, employment and others are loud testimonial of a man keen on charging the fortunes of his people.
No wonder in his glowing tribute the Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, said Rt. Hon Leo Ogor is a blessing to the Isoko land and prayed God to fulfill his destiny here on earth.
Highlight at the occasion was centered on the need for the collection of the PVCs, with much expression and optimism that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct credible elections which will make the votes of Nigerians count.
The meeting equally had an agenda for those who are yet to register to do so because their voter’s card is their right and power to exercise their franchise come 2019.
The PDP Delta South Senatorial meeting was well attended by top politicians from the senatorial district including former Governor of Delta state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, Sen. James Manager, Rt Hon Daniel Rayenju, Rt Hon Nicholas Mutu, Rt Hon Julius Pondi, Honorable members of the Delta state House of Assembly from Delta South Senatorial District, local government chairmen from Delta South Senatorial District, Delta South political aides and appointees, women wing and others.
*By Theo UZI-