From Paul Osuyi, Asaba
The Obi of Nsukwa Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Kenneth Ezegbunem I, has explained why royal fathers in Nsukwa clan conferred traditional titles on the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Ovie Omo-Agege and his running mate, Friday Osanebi.
Omo-Agege who is the Deputy Senate President, had led the state APC campaign team to pay homage to the traditional rulers in the clan at palace of Obi of Nsukwa where the titles were conferred on Wednesday.
While Omo-Agege bagged the title of Nna-bu Enyi I (his father is an elephant) of Nsukwa Clan, Osanebi was conferred with the Ikemba (reliable warrior) of Nsukwa Clan.
Performing the ceremony on behalf of other traditional rulers, Ezegbunem explained that the titles were conferred on the duo as reward for their achievements in lawmaking and appointing indigenes of the clan as political aides.
The royal father said the APC standard bearer and his running mate were loved by the people of the clan, and prayed God to grant them their heart desires.
Meanwhile, Omo-Agege has clarified that he did not endorse the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration when he said if elected in 2023, his administration would not abandon uncompleted projects by the present administration.
Speaking at the palace of the Obi of Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area, Christopher Uzu Diji, the Deputy Senate President said he was misconstrued when he said all on going projects would be completed if he comes on board as governor.
“Because they have nothing to show, Okowa and his people have been going round saying that’s an admission that they have some projects. But what I said was, ‘if any,’ and I dare say there are none worth talking about,” he said.
Omo-Agege who represents Delta central allayed fear in some quarters in Delta north (Anioma) that the area would be neglected if he becomes governor, assuring that there would be equitable distribution of projects across the state.