By Timi Black
Ahead of 2023 general elections, Rt. Hon. JFK Omatsone has vied for the Delta south Senatorial seat as he consulted with Egbema political leaders and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP on Monday.
Speaking, JFK Omatsone who was a former speaker of Delta State, House of Assembly said he decided to seek Ijaw support as critical stakeholders of the Delta South senatorial district.
The former speaker, who was heartedly received by the Ijaw political leaders in Warri on Monday added that he would light up the lamp to show the way to others to their goals when elected.
Omatseye noted: “I thought we came for consultation but I do not know we have this crowd, this large number but again it is good for us.
His words: “I’m riding on the established protocol, I want to say that Nigeria nation and the world is bleeding, is bleeding as the result of corruption, is bleeding as a result of nepotism, is bleeding as a result of greed, bleeding as a result of ego and pride. I therefore come before you as your son to appeal to you humbly, to say give me a space to stand, if I can not stand properly then I will not be able to hold others to stand, I do not come to this place to say that I want to be better than the others but I came to light the lamp to show the way to others to their goals.
“So, I appeal to us, I don’t want to say what I have done but if you want to ask, you can as well ask but I want to say that in this game is a game of numbers, I shall return because am your son, and it was so in those days in Ijaw speaking areas if a son wants to go and wrestle he will come to the father and take blessings. So, I therefore come to take blessings from my fathers. I believe in development and am going to do more road infrastructure if am elected, I have a good relationship with the Ijaws, Itsekiris and Isoko people at large, he said.
Reacting, Egbema leaders led by Chief Lucky Tiemo prayed for him to succeed in his dream to become senator Delta South Senatorial districts, adding that the Ijaws of Egbema would support him during the election.