Ika South Ward 2 stands still as Festus Igumbor declares for Councillorship position
It was a carnival of sort for the faithful of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 2 constituency of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State as their illustrious son, Mr. Festus Igumbor, popularly known as Ofunim, officially declared his aspiration to represent the people of the Ward at the Legislative Arms of the Local Government council.
The occasion held yesterday, December 6, 2020 witnessed unprecedented turnout of crowds that resulted to traffic gridlock at the party Secretariat situated along Ohumere community in Agbor.
Ofunim who was overwhelmed with joy following the show of love from friends and well wishers, humbled himself while stating his intentions for the Ward Councillorship position before the Ward party leaders amongst who are Mr. Austin Okoh (PDP Ward 2 Chairman), Elder Sam Nwa-Igumbor, Dr. Donald Peterson, Comr. Amechi Igumbor and other party faithful.
While pleading support for his political ambition, Ofunim promised to perform optimally amid his drive to add to the Ward’s democratic value.
Responding, the PDP Ward 2 Chairman, Mr. Austin Okoh, applauded Ofunim for his aspiration amidst remarks of the aspirants noble efforts impacting on the party.
He observed that Ofunim who according to him, has being an asset to the party, has also shown benevolence by financially empowering some faithful monthly and as such, was optimistic that he (Ofunim) would do more for the people when given the mandate.
Meanwhile, Mr. Okoh pointed out that some other members of the party had earlier aspired for same position, but assured that only best hand for the job would emerge to bear the party’s flag for the election.
Mr. Okoh’s speech was corroborated by an elder of the Ward, Elder Sam Nwa-Igumbor, who added that candidate for the position would be selected in line with the party constitution.
In another development, members of Ika Children in Diaspora led by Comr. Joseph Ikeke, has thrown their weight behind the aspiration of Ofunim ahead of the Ika South Local Government Council election.
They described Ofunim as a worthy leader and progressive political icon, acknowledging that his impact at the Legislative Arm of the Local Government would be more effective to grassroot development.
They congratulated him on his successful declaration exercise while praying God to crown his aspiration with victory.