Interview, Politics

Why I Am Going To The Senate – Uduaghan

Ex-Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has explained his mission to the senate…

Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan

“I know it is the turn of Itsekiri to go to the senate, but I need the support of my brothers and sisters from both Ijaw, Isoko and part of Urhobo that make up the senatorial district. I know that my past performance will also speak for me, hence I am canvassing for the support of the people.”

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“Am not going to the Senate because am Itsekiri. My aspiration is not ethnic but knowledge and capacity based. We also need to look at laws that’ll improve income accruing to oil-bearing communities. There should be a law that compels every company operating in the Niger Delta region to contribute a percentage to the host communities. This is done in Arizona and the Netherlands. Ours, here, should not be an exception.”

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“And to ensure a near absolute peace and security in the Niger Delta, local youths should be engaged to assist security men in intelligence gathering; through this, we’ll be able to reduce a lot of criminal activities in the creeks. These and more I have in store to undertake as a Senator from the region come 2019” the ex-governor said. He also advised the people not to regard elections as a do-or-die affair, explaining that Nigerians should continue to play politics without bitterness.”