Arising from a critical stakeholders meeting held on the instance of Urhobo youth leaders ahead of slated March 11, 2023 gubernatorial and state assembly elections in Delta State, the forum of Urhobo Ex Youth Leaders in the 24 kingdoms of Urhoboland have adopted the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate, Distinguished Senator Ovie Omo Agege as governor of the State.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by Chief Felix Ekure
National Publicity Secretary of the forum noted that the adoption of the APC candidate followed a very transparent and thorough process conducted by committee set up by the Chief Liege Lord Keston Okoro, National President and Chief Efe Olowu National Secretary respectively.
According to the statement, the Screening Committee set up was asked to evaluate 5 outstanding candidate for adoption by the group and the committee came up with the name of Senator Ovie Omo Agege
The 5 candidates who were all of Urhobo ethnic nationality are
1) Chief Kenneth Gbagi ( SDP)
2) Chief Sheriff Oborovwure(PDP)
3) Chief Great Ogboru (APGA)
4) Senator Ovie Omo Agege ( APC)
5) Chief Ken Pela ( LP)
That after looking at their various Track Record, Pedigree, Accomplishments, Acceptability, Education, Contact and Political reach, the committee observed that, Omo Agege stand out to be the Best amongst all
The group believe with Senator Ovie Omo Agege, that Urhoboland will be transformed into modern cities
That Youths shall gain employment and empowerment,as such, criminality shall be reduced
The group made a compassionate appealed to other candidates and political parties not to be offended rather they should either step down on the background than wasting their money in vain.
Assured them of inclusive government that Ovie Omo Agege remains the candidate to beat in the upcoming election.
Global Times Nigeria had reports that the Forum of Urhobo Ex-Youth Leaders is a platform for all former Urhobo Youth whom have distinguished themselves in struggle for attainment of democratic dividends for Urhobo land over the years.
Also in attendance during the press briefing were forum woman leader, Chief (Mrs)Florence Ayomanor, and Representatives from 24 kingdoms of Urhoboland