The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ndudi Elumelu, has been adopted as the sole candidate for the February 25 Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency House of Representatives election by communities in the Federal Constituency.

The adoption of the Federal Lawmaker, who represents the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Reps, took place at a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders and constituents from six communities in Oko in Oshimili North Local Government Area, Delta state.

 The communities,; Oko – Amakom, Oko – Anala, Oko – Obiokpu, Oko – Ogbele, Oko – Odifulu, Umuoko and Okwe, expressed their determination to re-elect Elumelu, given his quality representation, constituency projects and citizens’ empowerment.

 The Minority Leader, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also met separately with the traditional leaders at the Palace of Nathaniel Iyasele; Okakwu  of Oko-Ogbele, the Palace of Eze Osita I: Akor of Oko Kingdom and the Palace of the Onowu of Okwe.

 At the meetings the communities also expressed their love and preference for Ndudi Elumelu as their representative, while articulating the critical needs of the communities, including the construction of the 16 –  kilometer Oko road.

 “You have done well for us as our representative; we are grateful for the water projects you did for us, the electricity projects, the town halls you built for us as well as the Jetty. We are grateful for the numerous empowerments programmes you brought for our people.

“Because of who you are to us, we have adopted you as our sole candidate for the House of Representatives election. If we have people like you at all levels, this country would have been a better place”, the community leaders averred at the meetings.

 Responding, Rt. Hon. Elumelu thanked the people for their unwavering support, while restating his commitment to ensuring that the 16 – kilometer Oko road, spanning through the six Oko communities in Oshimili North Local Government Area, is fully committed and completed to mitigate the sufferings of the people.

He explained his strategies for actualizing the dream of the people and urged them to remain prayerful to God in all their endeavors.

“Let us not discard the place of prayers in the affairs of man. I am a man of prayers. There is nothing God cannot do when we pray. And nobody prevents the work of God”, he said.

 While pledging to build a strong altar for God in the form of All Christian Centre, in strategic locations in the communities, Elumelu also revealed his plans to build uniform Palaces for the traditional rulers in the various communities, as well as a floating market for the benefit of the communities.

“I will also build a central market, a kind of floating market for the benefit of Oko women. It has been included in the 2023 budget, just like the Palaces”, Elumelu assured.

 While commending the people for unanimously adopting him as their sole candidate, Elumelu urged them to vote for all the candidates of the PDP at all levels of the election. 

He pleaded with them to vote Atiku/Okowa for President/Vice President, Sheriff/Onyeme for Governor/Deputy Governor, Ned Nwoko for Senate and Bridget Anyafulu for the Delta State House of Assembly.

 According to him, “a vote for Atiku Abubakar and our dear Governor His Excellency Ifeanyi Okowa for the Presidency will surely benefit the people of Aniocha/Oshimili. We must have some people to help us get what we need; to help us get to the top. 

“My appeal is that you should vote for Atiku. Let us follow the right person. It has never happened that the Vice President is coming from Delta State. PDP is making it happen”, he said.

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