By Eseoghene Emuke
The Forum of Presidents-General of the 24 Kingdoms of the Urhobo Ethnic Nationality in Delta State have called on electorate in Delta Central Senatorial District to vote the most qualified and experienced candidate to represent the district in the tenth Senate of the National Assembly.
The forum also described the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections, Chief Ede Dafinone, as eminently qualified and experienced to represent Delta Central at the Red Chamber.
Urhobo PGs made the call when Ede Dafinone paid a consultative visit the forum at Uvwie Kingdom Hall, Effurun, Delta State, on Wednesday.
Chairman of the Presidents-General of Urhobo Kingdoms, Chief Godwin Notoma also directed all President Generals to stand firm ahead of the general elections, saying that Urhobo’s best candidate must emerge the winner.
Notoma said, “You are eminently qualified, it shall be well with you, what you find you shall get, though the campaign has not started. I hereby urge all kingdom President Generals to stand firm ahead of the election because Urhobo will present he who the cap fits”
Chief Godwin Natoma, who also doubled as the President General of Union of Udu Community Communities (UUC), however, noted campaigns has note started,
Earlier; the APC Delta Central Senatorial Candidate, Chief Ede Dafinone thanked the entire President Generals of Urhobo Nation for giving him the opportunity to present himself and also seek blessings to clinch the senatorial seat come 2023 general election.
He said; “I believe that I am the best candidate to represent Delta Central and I seek your support and vote to represent the people of Delta Central in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023.
“I am an internationally recognized accountant from a globally recognized family of chartered accountants, economists, and industrialists with achievements in both the private and public sector with a clear commitment to Environmental, Sustainable and Gender goals”.
“Over the last 40 years, I have worked in both the private and public sectors and have significant achievements and successes to date. I believe that my background and experience makes me stand out as the best candidate to represent Delta Central in the Senate in the next Senate.
Dafinone added, “my vision for Urhobo nation is to enable his people to create the environment and drive the process of creating an oasis of peace and long term prosperity and ensure that sound economic opportunities are brought to the district.
“This will also encourage the education system to ensure that our children can be empowered to make the best out of their lives and seize the opportunities that will arise when business comes to the district. Encourage those who wish to use our resources and site their businesses here in delta central, to treat the land and resources with respect”.
“I believe I am the right person with the right vision, experience and skill set to assure the people of Delta Central with the enabling environment that will bring about the prosperity we deserve. I therefore ask for your support, prayers and votes in my quest to serve as the Senator for the Delta Central Senatorial district come 2023.” Dafinone added.
Among the kingdom president generals present at the consultative meeting include; Chief G.J Notoma Chairman, Rev Canon David Otoma Vice Chairman,
Bright Ajogbe Secretary, Chief Julius Akpodiete Financial Secretary, Chief Daniel Ojo Treasurer, Chief Abovi H Erute Spokesman, Prof Author Ekpekpo Member, Chief Benson O Nadakara, Chief Patrick Esiri, Chief Monday Arawore, Chief Wilson Umukoro, and many other dignitaries too numerous to mention.