The leadership of the Isoko Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has congratulated Joel-Onowakpo Thomas on his victory as senator to represent Delta South Senatorial district in the fiercely contested election held on 25 February, 2023.
In a press statement signed by Comrade Mike Ilaya and Comrade Matthew Unyove, the Chapel Chairman and Secretary respectively, noted that Onowakpo’s purposeful aspiration to redirect politics in Delta state saw him navigating to victory from a diverse base of support across board in the senatorial district, which include Isoko, Ijaw, Itsekiri and part of Urhobo indigenes.
The statement added that “knowing the undisputable professional quality and capacity of Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, our Delta South Senatorial district has charted the right pact to development.”
It further stated that: “Joel-Onowakpo who is a grassroot person over the years garnering adequate and balanced experience from working both in the private and public sector thus has what it takes for an effective representation for our Senatorial District.”
The Isoko NUJ charged the Senator to “be magnanimous in victory by being equitable in the distribution of dividends to all the people of the Delta South Senatorial District without fear or favour” adding that the collective statement of people of the district should not be overlooked.