Though the battle for 2023 elections is yet to start, the Concerned Agbor Citizens, CAC, has said that an Agbor person will replace the current occupant. This position was made by Mr. Steve Ikpade, a much respected member of the group at the fringes during the official presentation of billboards to express the resolve of the group to address apparent political marginalization of Agbor people.
Mr. Ikpade said,” in our New Year message, we made it explicit of our resolve to increase the momentum to reposition our kingdom in many spheres. So, taking on this political issue forms part of our resolve.”
Continuing, the CAC leader said the decision to mount the billboards was aimed at correcting the wrong impression advertised by some selfish leaders that Agbor people are rookie politicians.
“Recall that some Agbor people in 2018/2019 refused to support House of Reps aspirant from our area on the flimsy excuse that he did not start early. A few others negotiated that we should tarry till 2023. And we all know that campaigns start immediately after an election is held. We therefore started early enough in order not to give flimsy excuse to the political traitors in our midst. We are not interested in any person for the position. Our only interest is that Agbor person will replace the current occupant.”
Sir Ikpade while stating that various stakeholders will be consulted to ensure success of the agenda, appealed to politicians in the area to make the interest of Agbor people stand taller than their primordial and whimsical considerations.
In his closing remarks, the leader of the group thanked the Okowa-led Delta State Government for giving facelifts to many roads in Agbor but appealed to the governor to upgrade the College of Education, Agbor, to a fully fledged university.
Hon. Victor Nwokolo, incumbent House of Reps. member,
Ika Federal Constituency
Mr. Steve Ikpade
From left: Rtn. Williams Eghebi, Engr. Lawrence Onahor, Mr. Echi Obue, Mr. Jude Oyibo and Mr. Philip Igumbor Jnr.