By: Our Reporter
As the tussle for who becomes the next Isoko South Local Government Chairman heightens, a contender, Hon. Evans Egbo has called on Isoko people to watch out carefully so that they will not be undressed of their mandate during the local government election.
Egbo said the local government is the closest to the grass root and as such needs an experience grass root man who understand and knows the pains of his people to pilot it’s affairs for maximum dividends of democracy.
Making the assertion in an exclusive interview in his country home at Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State Egbo said, he is the right person with the right qualification to mount the council Chairman considering his educational background, his experience as a former leader of the Isoko South legislative arm and a board member of the Delta State sport council.
On his priorities, he said the projects and programs that will directly affect the lives of the common man will be initiated as he intend to use such projects and programs to ameliorate his people from perpetual poverty and suffering. He stated that the local government is the best place for him to touch lives.
Egbo who said he will be contesting the Isoko South chairmanship seat under the platform of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) appealed to the electorate to watch out carefully as there are desperate contestants whose only plan is to steal mandates.
Speaking on local government autonomy, he said whether the federal government approves it or not, he will use the little resources available to touch the lives of his people promising a cordial relationship with the representative of the various local wards (the Councilors) will go a long way in identifying the problems of every ward with the view of proffering solutions.
He added that since the local government legislators will not make laws that will be detrimental to the people they represent, he also does not have any option than to implement such laws putting the interest of the masses into consideration.
On sports, the council lawmaker and chairman, Isoko United Football club expressed dissatisfaction on the neglect of the club by government and appealed to the state governor to revamp the club and make sports his most priority in the scheme of things in the state.
Egbo while lamenting over the demise of Nigerian elder statesman, doyen of Isoko polities and former Midwestern region premier, Chief James Ekpre Otobo, he described the death of the Isoko pioneer council boss as an irreparable lost.