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APC Has Bright Future, Potentials, To Transform Delta-Macaulay 


Ovedhe Hezekiah

Former Secretary to Delta State Government,  Comrade Chief Ovouzorie Macaulay,  has said that Delta APC have bright future,  potentials that can be harvested to transform the State.

Macaulay made this assertion midweek when he and thousands of his followers across Isoko nation were officially welcomed to All Progressives Congress, by the Party State Chairman,  Omene Sobotie,  Delta APC Governorship candidate, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege and his Deputy, Rt Hon Friday Ossai Osanebi, at Owhelogbo, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Speaking further,  Comrade Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay, the Okiroro of Isoko Nation,  also said that, “The results of the last election in Delta State shows that, PDP has lost it glory. An election were a leading party with a seating Governor produce one Senator while the opposition produce two Senators. That shows that PDP has lost it glory in Delta State.

“I left PDP because I could no longer bear the oppression and injustice I was subjected to. When its comes to the stage were you are subjected to take instructions from your subordinate. It is the height of insults and I am not ready for that anymore. I have endured enough, complained enough and I feel I  should leave the party for them.

“I would have left politics totally.  But I still owe my people. God has given me some strength and I know I can still put in another 4, 5 or 10years. So instead of retiring, let me go to a new place were my wealth of experience is needed. But somebody out there saying come and join us and bring in your wealth of experience. So I have left them and let those planning to retire me retire themselves.”

While welcoming Comrade Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay into All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege,  said that, Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay will add his wealth of experience and the votes of his followers to guarantee victory for the party in forthcoming Governorship and House of Assembly polls.

He said that,  if elected as Governor of Delta State,  he will transform Delta State infrastructural and reverse the school fees hike in Tertiary Institutions across the state as well as ensure that, Deltans experience good governance.

Delta 2023 Guber:Group Canvases Reasons Why Deltans Should Vote Oborevwori


Our Reporter

The Niger Delta Youth Observes (NDYO) has advanced reasons reasons why the electorates in Delta State should vote for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori in next Saturday Gubernatorial election in the state.

The group said the PDP candidate was better placed to clinch the ticket because of his contributions to infrastructural facilities executed by the outgoing Delta State Government by virtue of being the Speaker of the State House of Assembly for many years.

NDYO, in a statement signed by it’s Secretary, Comrade Ogie Samson, maintained that the electorates should vote for him because of his closeness to the grassroots and understands the street and state at large.

“The electorates should not vote for Labour Party (LP), the All Progressive Congress Party (APC) or any other opposition parties because Sheriff Oborevwori is a man who understands the street and state at large and also have been on ground and around the masses before he was called by masses of intellect to contest as governor come 2023 Governorship election.”, it added.

The group urged the people not to allow anger becloud their sense of judgement with campaign of blackmail by the opposition parties and their candidates noting that the PDP candidate because he is far better than those contesting against him.

It also adviced those publishing falsehood and propaganda against Oborevwori and the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on social media to desist henceforth and put the interest of the state first so as not to cause more harm than good if they don’t publish the truth that the PDP candidate has don.

“The truth is that Sheriff Oborevwori is a pure standout amongst all the governorship candidates. We should understand that because of PDP, Delta have lots of roads and infrastructures not to mention but few for which even the revenue office at airport road, road we enjoy in Ubeji and having a permanent site with good structure in DESOPADEC are not out of place not to talk about many projects done through the good will of Chief Bashorun Askia Ogie under PDP.

“APC Governorship candidate, Ovie Omo-Agege could not do anything in the state since inception of his office as Deputy Senate President but now that he needs power, he has started installing street lights that state existing government of PDP has done before now and buying cheap rice to deceive people.

“We want to confidently say that those who had worked for Ovie Omo-Agege, even his party members knows he don’t empower those who work for him but rather will put his family members in strategic position to act on things for his personal interest, not to talk of chief Ogboru who has been contesting many times and later collect supporters money and leave the state awaiting the next election.

“As for LP governorship aspirant, he has been on the street of Lagos looking for greener pasture but was called to take free ticket because LP needed someone to represent them in the election of governorship aspirant without considering what will be at stake if elected without experience into the office as governor”, it added.


Vote For APC Cndidates Come March 11, Joel-Onowakpo Appeals To Deltans


Great Maduawulechukwu

The Senator-elect, Delta South Senatorial District, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, has called on the electorates in Delta State to vote massively for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship and House of Assembly elections billed to hold Saturday March 11, 2023.

Hon. Joel-Onowakpo made the call in a statement he personally signed and made available to pressmen in Warri, Delta State, titled, “Governorship & State Assembly Elections: Let’s Follow The Progressive Pathway,” saying that it will amount to a wastful venture if Deltans vote for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party ((PDP), which according to him has not been able to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people 24 years of holding on to power.

Hon Joel-Onowakpo who specially thanked the people of Delta South Senatorial District for the confidence reposed in him and the APC that saw his emergence as the Senator-elect, said it was only proper for the people of the state to vote APC to usher in the desired growth and development.

“My dear people of Delta South, it has become imperative that I come out openly as your Senator-elect to address you as we go into the March 11 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.”

“As you are aware, my major priority and interest is the growth, progress, and development of Delta South and our dear State. Therefore, I am here to give you reasons why, as a people, we must jettison personal ego, gain, and interest for the overall progress of our senatorial district.”

“Before I begin, may I once again appreciate and thank you for giving me your mandate as your senator-elect in the soon to be inaugurated 10th National Assembly. Let me reaffirm and reiterate that I shall not disappoint you or betray the confidence you have reposed in me. The betterment of our senatorial district shall always be my guiding principle.”

According to him, “Having said that, please permit me to say that the work of making our senatorial district better, developed, and more recognized is a collective one. Of course, I can not do it alone without your support and cooperation. Hence, I am craving your indulgence to please support me in every way. so that we can transform our district together to the delight and envy of others.”

“As we go to the polls on Saturday to choose the next set of leaders to pilot the affairs of our state in the next four years, one of the support I seek from you is to elect leaders that will support my programmes and agenda for Delta South. This will make the development of Delta South easier, more efficient, and more effective.”

“As your senator, I would need a firm support and backing of our State Governor to approach critical issues at the National Assembly and Presidency in terms of lobbying for mega projects, attracting development, empowerment, appointments and seeking important approvals in favour of Delta South.”

The Delta South Senator-elect, emphasised that the implementation of certain federal government policies and programmes that could be of great benefit to us as a people will not be possible without a supportive Governor who also enjoys federal support.

“More importantly, it will be a great disservice to our dear state and mostly Delta South that lays the golden egg in terms of revenue generation in the country to have an opposition government. Should we follow such an inglorious path, we would have relegated our dear state before the next federal government takes the mantle of office. This we can not afford at this very crucial time.”

“Based on the foregoing and other reasons that I may not be able to stress here, I am humbly appealing that you vote for the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate. Also, I equally urge you to vote for ALL APC House of Assembly candidates in all the State Constituencies across Delta South. These lawmakers will not just make laws that will make our state work. They would also liaise with the state Governor and my humble self to attract development to our respective constituencies.”

“A vote for APC come Saturday is a vote for transformation, progress, development, transparency and accountability as well as a government that will work for all Deltans irrespective of tribe, language, religious or political party affiliations.”

“My dear Delta South people, we all have a responsibility to make our state better and to properly reposition it as an investment destination. This feat has not been achieved in the last 24 years of the government of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and would not be achieved in the next four years under the same PDP.”

“The only path to greatness that is available for us right now is to elect Senator Ovie Omo-Agege of the APC, and I can guarantee you progress like we have not witnessed before in Delta State Therefore, come out en masse and vote for APC all through , on Saturday, 11th March, 2023. After doing this, you can leave the rest for us and again, I assure you that we will not disappoint you.”

DSCHC Launches New ID With Code System

Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor Delta State

….Offers National Birth Certificate Free For New
Born and Children Under 5 years

Pregnant women, Nursing Mothers and Children Under 5 years in Delta State have been given more reasons to rejoice following the launch of a new quick response code DSCHC ID Card system to access care under the equity health plan of the State health insurance schemes and to make the National Birth Certificate accessible for all newborns and children under 5 years free.

To take advantage of the opportunity, the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHS), urged pregnant women and nursing mothers to register their babies and Children Under 5 years to get the State contributory health scheme identity card.

The health commission has partnered with the National Population Commission (NPC) and the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to ensure a smooth implementation of the exercise.

While directing the expectant women and nursing mothers online on the registration process for their Children, the commission said that agents approved by the contributory health commission could be found under blue and white umbrellas or kiosks in government hospitals and health centers across the state.

He said that the identity card of the state contributory health commission, which would be issued to pregnant women, nursing mothers and Children Under 5years after registration, would enable them access free healthcare from government hospitals and Primary healthcare centers.

The State contributory health commission has said the registration process will be seamless and continous. However, pregnant women, nursing mothers and Children Under 5 years will have to come and register early before they are sick to enable them have the ID Card they will need early to be able to access the free healthcare services.

For the expectant mothers, National Birth Certificates will be issued to their newborns at birth by the NPC. At the same time, DSCHC QR Code ID Cards that will enable them access to free healthcare services until they reach five years old, will be given to all those that register.

The Services covers Maternal and Newborn Health care, Internal Medicine and Surgery. Others are Laboratory Investment, Emergency Services and many more in the DSCHC Benefits Package.

Okowa Mourns Abia PDP Governorship Candidate, Prof Ikonne

Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor Delta State

Governor of Delta and Vice-Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has commiserated with the government and people of Abia, Ikonne family and the PDP on the passing of the party’s Governorship Candidate, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne.

Prof. Ikonne reportedly died on Wednesday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja.

In a condolence message by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Thursday in Asaba, Okowa described the late Prof. Ikonne as a brilliant scholar and administrator whose services would be greatly missed by the people of Abia and Nigeria.

“On behalf of the government and people of Delta, I commiserate with my dear brother Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, the Ikonne family and the PDP family in Abia on the unfortunate demise of our party’s gubernatorial candidate, Prof. Uchenna Ikonne.

“Prof. Ikonne was an outstanding scholar and committed member of our party who contributed immensely to the party’s victories in Abia and in the country.

“As a committed patriot, erudite scholar, renowned optometrist, Prof. Ikonne offered himself to the service of his people and humanity leading to his nomination as governorship candidate of our party in Abia until his untimely demise on Wednesday.

“It is my prayer that God grants his family and the party the fortitude to bear this huge loss while also praying for the repose of his soul,” Okowa stated.

Erebe Tasks Corp Members On Commitment To Duties

Front roll middle is the Solicitor-General and Permanent secretary Ministry of Justice, Asaba Delta State Omamuzo Erebe Esq. Next to him left is Jonah Otite Esq, Head of Chambers, office of the Solicitor-General and Permanent secretary of the Ministry of Justice amongst Batch C stream 1 Corp members serving in The Ministry of Justice on the occasion of their meeting with the Solicitor-General and Permanent secretary.


Batch C stream 1 Corp members serving in the Delta State Ministry of Justice have been advised to always key into the policy direction of the Ministry and discharge their duties with utmost commitments in order to add values to themselves and the state in general.

The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the State Ministry of Justice, Omamuzo Erebe Esq gave the advice during a meeting with the corp members in Asaba.

Mr. Erebe emphasised the need for them to be diligent in carrying out every assignment, adding that it was gratifying to be diligent.

He said that the Ministry of Justice would pay the Bar practising fee for everyone of them that had been called to Bar in order to encourage them for optimum service delivery.

Mr. Erebe enjoined them to take the Law profession seriously while enjoining them to exhibit competence on what they studied and as well acquaint themselves with the Law Report at all times.

The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry hinted that the Ministry would do subscription for the Nigerian weekly Law Report for those that had been called to Bar among them.

He assured the corp members that the Ministry would take seriously every issue concerning their welfare, noting that the Ministry would do everything humanly possible to encourage them so as to enhance their productivity.

Mr. Erebe stated that as corp members they were bound to make mistakes but should learn from such mistakes , stressing that nobody was perfect.

Earlier, some of the corp members who spoke commended the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Isaiah Bozimo and the Solicitor-General /Permanent Secretary, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe for their Supportive and fatherly role to them.

They appealed for remuneration from the Ministry even as they pledged to be dedicated to their duties.

IDM Formed To Liberate Isoko Politically- Macaulay 


Ovedhe Hezekiah.

Former Secretary to Government Delta State, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, has said that, Isoko Democratic Movement (IDM) was formed to liberate Isoko Nation politically from the hands of those who have plunged Isoko Nation into backwardness.

Comrade Macaulay stated this today, 26th January,  2023, when the IDM/PDP 3/5 rally stormed Oyede and Okpe-Isoko Wards, respectively,  Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State,  in continuation of the IDM Ward-to-Ward rally.

He said that, “Isoko Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat has been domiciled in Isoko North Local Government for the past 20 years and needs to move to Isoko South Local Government Area for equity, fairness and justice.

“The current Leadership of PDP in Isoko North at the local government level has failed to adhere to the principle of equity, fairness, justice and rotation of the Isoko Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat to move to Isoko South Local Government, hence we are campaigning to correct the abnormality.

“As we all know, Isoko North and South Local Governments were created administratively, but Isoko North Local Government has held the House of Representatives seat for 20 years and this has created imbalance in the political system if we support another Isoko North Local Government candidate for the seat again.

“It is natural and just to support an Isoko South candidate, hence we are mobilising support for Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare for the House of Representatives seat, so that Isoko North Local Government can be hopeful of getting the position after the tenure of Fineboy by God grace.

“We are members of PDP and we will vote for the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his Vice Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta PDP Governorship candidate,  Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori and his Deputy,  Sir Monday Onyeme, Delta South Senatorial candidate,  Evang. Michael Diden popularly known as Ejele, SDP candidate for House of Representatives, Isoko Federal Constituency,  Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare and SDP candidate for Delta State House of Assembly for Isoko North Constituency, Hon David Okumagba Onajega.”

In his address, the Isoko Federal Constituency House of Representatives candidate under SDP, Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare, promised to attract Federal government projects to Isoko Nation and restore electricity across the various communities in Isoko nation.

While the Delta State House of Assembly, Isoko North Constituency SDP candidate, Hon David Okumagba Onajega, promised to attract meaningful development to Isoko North constituency that will compliment that of the House of Representatives candidate if given the mandate.

Others who spoke alongside the Patron, Comrade Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay  of Isoko Democratic Movement, are the Chairman, Comrade Zino Onaemor, his first Vice-Chairman,  Hon Alex Okathe, Engr. Chief Peter Odunwa, former Vice-Chairman Isoko North Local Government Area,  Hon Anthony Odhe, Hon Daniel Tutumor,  among others.

While Engr Chief Daniel Omoyibo,  empowered Opiri dance group of Ellu 1milion naira, empower four persons at Oyede with five hundred thousand each to start a business, gave 2milion naira to repair Okpe-Isoko water project and gave the Urutho Oletu Ewheya of Ozoro Kingdom, a corolla car.

Those that responded in the various Wards visited are; Mr Friday Ijedi, Mr Michael Ataibuno, Chief Ojenima Oyibo, Mr Oghale Osioni, Mr Enifoghale Oyede, Mr Mike Ijire, Elder Daniel Orakpor, Chief Friday Arah, among others.

They all promised to get in touch with all eligible voters and reach everyone in their respective to ensure they get their PVCs and give it all that it requires to ensure that Hon Dickson Fineboy Ebegbare and Hon David Okumagba Onajega and the other three PDP candidates emerges winners in the forthcoming general elections.”

Wards visited by the Isoko Democratic Movement Campaign team are Oyede Ward 12, Okpe-Isoko Ward 8, Ofagbe Ward 4, Ellu-Ovrode-Aradhe Ward 3, Ozoro Ward 1, II and Ward III in Isoko North Local Government.

2023: Delta APC Governorship candidate Agege Consults Obomovo.


Ovedhe Hezekiah.

Delta State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo- Agege, CFR, Friday 26th,  2023, visited the  Otor-Owhe country home of renowned Builder and Politician, Sir Blessing Obomovo, to consult and seek his support in the forthcoming election.

Agege who was received by a mammoth crowd of prominent Isoko leaders, associates and  supporters of Obomovo, promised to amongst  other things, run  an inclusive government and  ensure the  revitalization of the Warri, Koko, Burutu and Sapele ports as part of efforts aim at reviving the state economy and creating employment for young people.

Agege promised to constantly dialogue and interact with critical stakeholders in the  determination of priority infrastructures.

DSP Ovie Omo-Agege in his speech, reeled out his manifestos, soliciting for the support of Sir Builder Blessing Obomovo and his team of support groups in order for him to emerge the next Governor of Delta State.

Obomovo while welcoming Agege explained that, as a believer of building the capacity and competence of  youths and enhancing young people’s involvement in the political process, the choice of Rt Hon. Friday Osanebi as Deputy Governorship candidate has made the Agege ticket most appealing and acceptable to him and  majority of  young people across the state.

He noted that as Senator representing Delta Central, Agege has shown  tremendous capacity and has  attracted  institutions and other  numerous projects to  Delta Central senatorial district and the  state. He promised to lend support and mobilize towards the victory of the Agege/ Osanebi ticket in the overall interest of the State.

State Chairman of the APC, Elder Omeni Sobotie, Hon. Faith Majemite, Hon. Ominimini Obiuwevbi, Hon.Raymos Guanah, Dr. Michael Enahoro, APC Candidate, Isoko North Constituency and others accompanied the Deputy Senate President.

Former Commissioner, Hon. Karo Ilolo, Chief Charles Akeni, Chief John Paul Odhomo, Deacon. Martins Ugbegwo, Comr. Mike Akoobire, Hon. Anthony Okwabodhe, Odio Berkeley Ashafa, Sebestine Agbefe, Edafe Uduh,  members of various Obomovo political groups notably, the Liberation Mandate, men, women and youths were in attendance.

It’s Isoko’s Turn To Produce Delta South Senator – Chief Johnny


A top leader of the Ijaw ethnic group and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), High Chief Michael Johnny has said the Isoko ethnic group should be allowed to produce the next Senator representing Delta South Senatorial district.

Chief Johnny stated this weekend while addressing the people of Ogbinbiri, Ogbudugbudu, Tsekelewu, Opuama, Gbokoda, Ebrohimi and Eghoro in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State at the campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Delta South Senatorial District Joel-Onowakpo Thomas.

According to the Ijaw leader, the Isoko people have supported Ijaw for Deputy Governor for eight years and Senator for five terms of 20 years as well as supported Itsekiri for Governor for two terms of eight years, adding that it was only fair, just and equitable for other ethnic groups in Delta South to support Isoko for the Senatorial position in 2023.

Chief Johnny described Joel-Onowakpo as a sincere man who will work fervently for the development of Delta South. He urged Ijaw and Itsekiri nations to support him to boost development and reposition the zone for greatness.

“Isoko has always supported Ijaw and Itsekiri. Ijaw has been Deputy Governor for eight years and Senator for 20 years. Itsekiri also in Delta South has been Governor for 8 years. Only the Isoko has been marginalised. Now it is time for us to support Isoko for Senate.

“Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas is a good man. He shall bring development to Delta South when he is elected and will not take the back seat as a Senator. I appeal to all our people to vote for him for fairness, equity and his capacity to deliver,” Johnny stated.

He further assured the people that when elected, Hon Joel-Onowakpo shall visit the communities for victory thanksgiving.

While addressing the mammoth crowd, Joel-Onowakpo appealed to the people to elect him as the Senator representing the district. He assured them that he shall bring development and empowerment to Delta South.

“I am a man that has been tested at the local government, state and federal levels. My competence and capacity to turn things around for good is not in doubt. I will make Delta South proud when you elect me as your Senator,” Joel-Onowakpo stated.

Meanwhile, the people of Ogbinbiri, Ogbudugbudu, Tsekelewu, Opuama, Gbokoda, Ebrohimi and Eghoro came out in their numbers, chanting and singing songs of victory to welcome the incoming senator to their respective communities.

Some of the Ward Chairman and Community leaders who spoke, said Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas has earned their support, stressing that they shall all work assiduously for his victory come February 25.

Delta South Senatorial Seat: Kpokpogri Endorse Joel-Onowakpo

Real Admiral John Kpokpogri (right) praying Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas during the visit.

The profile of prominent Deltans who have endorsed the candidacy of Hon. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas, contesting  the Delta South Senatorial District under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has continued to swell with the latest coming from Rear Admiral John Kpokpogri (Rtd).

Real Admiral Kpokpogri (Rtd), former gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, said time has come for Hon Joel-Onowakpo to take over the mantle from incumbent Senator James Manager at the Red Chamber of the National Assembly and as such deserves all the support he can get to clinch the senatorial seat.

He gave the endorsement at a consultative visit by Hon Joel-Onowakpo Thomas to the abode of the retired naval officer in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, weekend.

He stated that the APC senatorial candidate for Delta South represents the Isoko’s project that is devoid of partisanship, adding that he will commit everything necessary to ensure the ‘soko First’ mantra comes to fruition.

While he addressed Joel-Onowakpo as the incoming senator representing Delta south senatorial district, the retired naval officer who hails from Ikpide-Irri and a chieftain of the PDP in Delta state stressed that the set time for ex-chairman, Delta Board of Internal Revenue (DBIR) has come.

According to him, the APC senatorial candidate possesses all that it takes to produce a brilliant senator, stressing that it will be a misnomer on his part to abandon his son, who is eminently qualified, to support another.

“This is an Isoko project, I will do all my best to make this dream a reality,” Kpokpogri assured. “It will be ethically wrong to abandon my most qualified son for another,” he added.

This development is coming a few days after the media became awash with the endorsement of the frontline senatorial candidate by the Delta state’s foremost leader and ex-governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori in his Oghara country home in Ethiope West local government area of Delta State.

Earlier, Hon. Joel-Onowakpo had told his host that he had come to solicit it his fatherly blessing and support towards his ambition to represent the good people of Delta South Senatorial District. He pleaded with the elder statesman to use his impeccable disposition and wide contact to mobilize support for him.