FUPRE Bill predates your election, Hon. Oboro tells Omo-Agege
By Godwin Utuedoye
The honorable member representing Uvwie, Sapele and Okpe Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Barr. Evelyn Oboro has said the FUPRE bill which Senator Omo-Agege, Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District is laying claim as originator and sponsor was her brainchild as Omo-Agege cannot be a sponsor of a bill that predates his election.
Hon. Oboro made this disclosure during a media parley held with Journalists in Delta Central on Sunday, November 12, at the Onuosoke Foundation along Udu/Ughelli road in Ovwian.
Hon. Oboro who took time to give details of the origin of the bill said, she introduced the bill during the 7th Assembly but that the bilk was not signed into law and that in the 8th Assembly, she reintroduced the bill and debated on the floor of the house and passed through all the processes before it was sent to the Senate for concurrence.
In her words’ ” My attention was drawn to the publication of the bill by one of my aides, and when I read it I discovered it was the same bill I sponsored, and it was word to word with the only difference being my name that was removed”.
To buttress her claim, Hon. Bar Evelyn Oboro stated that Senator Omo-Agege only became a senator in 2016 and the said bill he is claiming the glory predates his election. What I expected from Senator Omo-Agege was to simply say; ‘this bill was inherited by me as it was sponsored by my predecessors’, but for political and selfish reasons, the senator is taking credit for what he knew nothing about.
Hon. Evelyn Oboro who also declared her intention to run for the Delta Central Senatorial District under the platform of the PDP stressed that, ‘as an Urhobo woman who is well cultured and have so much respect for elders, I have the inspiration to represent and serve my people in the red chamber come 2019’.
She said as a grassroots politician who has been elected as a councilor, local government chairman and presently doing her second term in the Lower Chamber of the National Assembly, she has all it takes and understands the needs of the people.
Presently the Senate seat of the PDP in Delta Central is vacant, and having lost our mandate twice, I have decided to offer myself to be sent by my people, she said. Sometimes, when the race become tougher, God chose women who are ready to progress, she stated.
Speaking further, Hon. Bar. Oboro maintained that as the first Urhobo woman parliamentarian, she has influenced more projects than any other senators or legislators at the federal level. She promised to attract functional factories that will manufacture the daily consumption needs of the people and as well as rehabilitate schools in the district, adding that she will ensure adequate security for the people.
On employment, Hon. Oboro promised to be a voice that will ensure that all companies operating in Urhobo land employ all employable youths from the area.
The Federal lawmaker who took time to enumerate some of her achievements beginning from a councilor and local government chairman noted, that as a local government chairman she constructed some major roads in Uvwie such as Urhummaro Road, Udumurhie Interlock , block of classrooms at Ebrumede primary school, among others. She also said she was able to attract health facilities to Adeje community, Itileje, Ughoton, Aghalokpe, Umiaghwa and construction of Eku township Road and a two kilometer road at Ebrumede. Others she mentioned included Okuokoko/Osubi, Okorikpere and Sapele Township Road and Street lights in Orerokpe town and Sapele.
On how she hopes to defeats her opponents, Hon. Oboro said Delta Central representation is beyond flaunting Urhobo attires or giving a white envelope containing two thousand naira. She said she is so optimistic that she will win the PDP primary and believe that with her performance so far, the people will vote for her