OrderPaperToday – Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has urged the people of Urhobo to reelect President Muhammadu Buhari in the February presidential election.
Omo-Agege who represents Delta Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his new year message, also accused past administrations and the federal legislature of obstructing progress.
In a statement made available to OrderPaperNG, Sen. Omo-Agege said “the mess we found ourselves in today was created by previous governments in the first place. These are the same people who sold our national assets to themselves and their cronies and are now planning to sell NNPC. The truth is that a lot of progress has been made, but it was not humanly possible to reverse all the policies and the 52-year trends in only four years, especially with an obstructionist National Assembly that was determined to frustrate the government.”
According to him, “the year 2018 has been a remarkable year of achievement and progress for the Urhobo people. And as we enter the new year, I am confidence that we will record greater success. This election is too important and the challenges ahead of us are too great to take it lightly. The stakes are so high that the consequences of making a wrong choice is more than you can imagine.
“2019 would be pivotal for a better future for Urhobo nation. It is a year citizens of this great nation would vote again to elect a President, Governors, Senators, Representatives and State House of Members who will determine the course of the nation for the next four years. In a couple of months you will have the chance to finish what you started four years ago. We cannot turn back now. So, as we prepare for the general elections, we owe it a duty to future generations, to make the right choices at the polls, to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari who has laid a new foundation”.
The lawmaker further noted that when President Muhammadu Buhari came into office in 2015, the economy was in a free fall, Boko Haram controlled several territories in the north east and bombing of churches and mosques became the order of the day and that stealing of public funds was an acceptable norm.
“I must commend the President Buhari led government which pulled the economy out of recession in a record time. Boko Haram has been degraded. Travel times on our roads have been reduced significantly. Power generation is up from below 3000 MW to over 7,000. New wealth is being created in the agricultural sector and our worst times are now behind,” he said, adding:
“The government is not unaware of the high unemployment, uninterrupted power supply which is still elusive, killings are still occurring across the country. These challenges have made some people cynical and the feeling is that the government is doing nothing to improve the lot of the people which is quite the opposite.
“Overall, my party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration has built a strong foundation for the future. And when you think of how far we have moved our country in the right direction in the past three and half years, you will realize that Nigeria’s best days are ahead of us under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So when the same people who prevented us from moving forward are now promising simple and quick fixes for complex problems they couldn’t solve for 16 years, you shouldn’t take them serious. If you think they are sincere in their criticism or think that they are committed to moving Nigeria forward, you are dead wrong. They are in this for one reason and the reason is to maintain the status quo and keep their power and privilege at the expense of the common good.”