Ex-Delta State Governor Emmanuel Udughan has said he visited the Olu of Warri Ogiame Ikenwoli to seek his blessings as he runs for the Senate in 2019.
Uduaghan who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), noted that he is experienced to represent the Delta South district at the National Assembly.
Speaking after the visit on Thursday, he said, “I went to my royal father – Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri to inform him of my intention to represent our people -Itsekiris, Isokos and Ijaws (all of Delta South) at the 9th Senate come 2019.
“It is a fact that Ogiame has many children, some had come to seek prayers for the same position and others are yet to come to him, but as I said jocularly to one of Africa’s respected monarchs, I will make sure to catch more of Ogiame’s blessings.”
According to him, “The Niger Delta needs her first eleven at the Senate. Delta South and indeed all of Niger Delta cannot afford to pass on this opportunity to send her best hands to the Senate to consolidate on the gains of the Buhari-led APC administration in our rich region.
“As a two-term former Governor, I am also available to other ethnic groups who wish to use my influence to get the Federal Government’s attention to their demands.
“Politics of inclusiveness is the answer to our cries for even development in the Niger Delta -not a divisive one that has brought our region to its lowest ebb politically.”
See more photos from the visit below: