PDP chieftain gives reason why Owhefere must not go back to DTHA
By: Eghaletomeno Jason Ferguson.
A PDP chieftain and former Isoko North local government council chairman, Hon Chief Enakeno Apar-Itesah has called on the people of Isoko North and delegates in the forthcoming PDP House of Assembly primaries to cast their votes for Hon Jude Omena Ogbimi for the sake of equity and quality representation.
Chief Apar-Itesah stated this in a chat with this reporter, positing that, “The reason why Jude Omena Ogbimi is the preferred candidate to replace Hon Tim Kome Owhefere remains an uttermost concern for all Isoko North constituency is for fairness and equity.”
According to Chief Enakeno Apar-Itesah, “Let me take you back to memory Lane. There was a gentle man agreement within the PDP caucus that was reached and a zoning formula was agreed upon. It was decided that the chairmanship of the local government be zoned to Ozoro (Constituency 1) while the Delta State House of Assembly seat be zoned to (constituency 2) Owhe axis.
“Those in attendance that formulated this zoning formula were YD lgbrude of blessed memory, myself, Chief Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, Dr. Paul Owhe and few others to be mentioned.”
He added that, “For the records, Owhe comprise of three (3) Wards namely: Otor Owhe ward, Owhelogbo ward, Otibio ward.
Otor Owhe ward: has produced the person of Hon Time Owhefere who has done 11years plus in the House and he is also vying for the same position for his fourth term. Owhelogbo ward: has produced the person of the late YD lgbrude who spent 6years in the House. Otibio wards which is the smallest among the three wards of Owhe has never produced anybody in the Delta State House of Assembly.
“For there to be equity, it is the turn of Otibio ward to produce the next House of Assembly member not Otor-Owhe which has produced Hon Tim Kome Owhefere that is aspiring to go back for his fourth term, and Owhelogbo ward that has produced Late YD Igbrude years ago and now Hon Mike Ogwah is also aspiring to go for same position from the same ward again.
“It is only fair for Otibio now Otor-Igho to be given the chance to represent Isoko North based on equity and fair play.”
He also enjoined Isoko people to obtain their PVC so as to enable them perform their civic responsibilities in the forthcoming general elections.