Ex-agitators have commended the decision by the Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District in the upper legislative chambers, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi for dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the decision as an icing on the cake for those in support of pragmatic development in the region.
According to the Ex-agitators, under the aegis of the Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard, the defection to APC will further allow Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to further help in the repositioning of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) and promote Federal Government policies that will strengthen regional intervention agencies and socio-economic development in the Niger Delta.
The Niger Delta APC Youth Vanguard (NDAYV), the umbrella group of the ex-agitators, made this known during a call on the Igbuzor country home of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi at Aniocha Local Government Area of Delta State and the presentation of credence of honour/award of excellence for service delivery, stated that people of Delta North region will not be confused by the politics of the defection but focus on the tireless efforts and sacrifices which he has made towards the advancement and development of the Niger Delta region.
According to the NDAYV, led by the Convener, ‘General’ Fiawei Pathfinder and the National Secretary, Comrade Etta Peters, despite the fact that Senator Peter Nwaoboshi is known for his boldness during the bill to amend the NDDC act to reposition the commission for a greater performance and to improve service delivery to the people of Niger Delta region in order to meet the purpose of its establishment.
The constituents have never had it so good with the presentation of bills for the establishment of a Federal Polytechnic to be cited in Ndokwa Nation and the bill seeking for the establishment of a Federal University of Agriculture and Technology to be cited in Aboh, which is first of its kind in the history of the South-South region.
The umbrella group of the ex-agitators however warned off those opposed to the decision of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to defect, insisting that instead of embarking on sponsored and frivolous campaign of calnumy, ”they should hide their faces in shame as they are part of the under development of Delta State, the region and the country at large.
“They are part of the political party in power in the state since 1999 yet there is no tangible meaningful development in the state in terms of massive infrastructural development, no single industry and no single factory and no job creation and no human capital development with all the billions and trillions that has been allocated to the state through 13 percent derivation funds with other revenue sources yet there is no significant development to show compared to the amount of trillions that has come to the state coffers.
“Indeed,it is a smart move made by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi for crossing over to the APC is a welcome development and we can state categorically that the move was a right step in the right direction at the right time and it was a move born out of due consultation with the good people of Delta North Senatorial District in order to identity with Mr. President who is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria so as to synergise with the government at the center in other to attract more significant development to benefit the people of Delta North Senatorial District.
“Nwaoboshi represents the true image needed from Delta State and the Niger Delta region. The Senator has distinguished himself and secured solace in the Presidency. It is on record that the people of Delta North Senatorial District have not had it so good like this since 1999 despite other senators were there before him at the red chambers.
“He is known by his people as the oracle of massive road infrastructural development with human capital development and youth empowerment and numerous job creation scheme.
“And in the area of road infrastructure and other monumental projects the distinguished Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, the oracle of Delta State politics, have been able to influence a lot of people oriented massive projects to the benefit of all and sundry.
“Therefore, our group, which is made up of ex-agitators, stakeholders and like minds of progressives, want to use this opportunity to call on all well-meaning Niger Deltans to identity with the President Muhammadu Buhari led APC federal government and more especially every son and daughter of Delta State, home and in diaspora, to join hands with our most respected Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi to move Delta State forward and turn it to an industrial hub and modern technology innovation center and the Dubai of Africa come 2023.”