Sunday, June 10, 2018
NEVER FORGET NWAOBOSHI'S SACRIFICES-Chief James Ibori
By: Andie Onyemeziem (Head, SPON MEDIA TEAM) The former Governor of Delta state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, today, June 8, 2018, enjoined the good people of Delta North Senatorial District to support Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi in all his endeavours, particularly as he seeks re-election. Chief Ibori spoke when he was a special guest to his loyal Deputy Governor, His Honour, Chief B.S.C Elue, at Camp Benjamin, Obior, Aniocha North Local Govt Area. In an emotion ladened speech, he stated that Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi layed down everything to the that equity was enthroned in our system. *"Peter fought me and the entire Exco of my Government for equity which finally culminated in Delta South and now Delta North producing Governor today*". He therefore, enjoined all well-meaning *Anioma people never to forget that sacrifice* of their worthy son. It would be recalled that in 2003, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, then, Commissioner for Agric, in chief Ibori's exco, started a movement christened *Equity 2017*, which was targeted at making sure that no one senatorial district, particularly central senatorial district (at that time), held onto the governance of Delta state forever. In that fight, he suffered some political jundices which included his transfer from Asaba to become the first Commissioner, Special Duties, Abuja and his eventual removal from chief Ibori's exco. Today, chief Ibori, the man who felt the pains of the struggles praised sen. Nwaoboshi's doggedness and consistency. The high point of the occasion was the cutting of the *unity cake* by the original founders of PDP in Delta state of which Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was the first State Secretary. Others include the current Governor, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, former deputy governor, chief Benjamin Elue, Chief Iyoghota Amori, Chief Nkem Okwuofu, Chief Adora Giwa-Amu, Senator Patrick Osakwe among others.