By: Ike Philip Abiagom
The member representing Delta North Senatorial District in the Senate Arm of the National Assembly and Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs,Most Distinguished Senator Peter Onyelukachukwu Nwaoboshi(SPON),has clinched his party’s Delta North Senatorial ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections and has received overwhelming applause and commendation for rebuilding Delta North in the last seven years he represented the zone.
The party returning officer for the APC primary,Chief Charles Orie said having scored the majority votes of 373 and satisfied the requirement of the election, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi is hereby declared winner” he said.
The Delta North Senatorial District consists of nine local government areas namely: Aniocha North,Aniocha South,Ndokwa East,Ndokwa West,Ukwuani,Oshimili North,Oshimili South,Ika North East and Ika South.
“Accessing the exercise,the Director General of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi Campaign Organisation, Evangelist Moses Kamanya,noted that the electoral process was peaceful,free and fair. it is a good one since there was no opposition which is due to the love they have for the sitting senator which is immeasurable.
“Even if he is going for four terms, people will not contest against him because he is doing well and representing their interest at the National Assembly.
“If someone is representing us well, why should we oppose him? For the people of Anioma, we want our super senator to continue to attract projects and to assist our youths and women with more empowerment programmes.
“Sen. Nwaoboshi has been in touch with the party leaders,he always carries the party members along and doesn’t take decision alone without consultation.
Another APC leader and House of Representatives hopeful for the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, Dr Felix Tony Nwaka, also pointed out that, once a status quo is pleasant, such should be maintained and not challenged. There is none or little political assertion or explanation to it, but just the natural thing with positivity, he concluded.
In his acceptance speech,the serving Senator said returning him unopposed as the party’s candidate represented the highest regard and respect,that he won’t take for granted. Senator Nwaoboshi added that his being returned unopposed signaled that he has done creditably well in the last Seven years.
Addressing jubilant party faithful, loyalists and supporters after the exercise, Nwaoboshi described the victory as proof of acceptance by his constituents. He said he won the primary election because of the belief they have in him as their true and passionate representative.
The Super Senator, while thanking the constituents for the trust they have in him, expressed confidence that APC in Delta North would work hard to win all the senatorial elections and deliver more dividends of democracy to the people.
Senator Nwaoboshi commended the party faithful for their support and patience. He added that to whom much was given, much was expected, and promised to do more for his constituency.
The party primaries was attended by some notable chieftains of the APC in Delta, including the Director General of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi Campaign Organisation, Evangelist Moses Kamanya, Dr. Austin Izagbo, Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, Engr. Doris Uboh, Hon. Angela Nwaka,Ada Jesus, Dr. Tony Nwaka, Dr. Rukevwe Ugwumba, Hon Austine Nnabuife,Chief Nelson Agbamuche, Mr. Ephraim Osubor, Ndokwa East Youth Leader of the party, Emmanuel Oba, among others.
Grassroots Publishers reports that the primaries was held under heavy presence of security personnel,, the DSS, Nigerian Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC) and the media watch,Independent National Electoral Commission representatives were also on ground to monitor the election.