By Shedrack Onitsha,
The senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege weekend gave out N50million to empower about 1910 women of the All Progressive Congress, APC for supporting him during and after his election.
Addressing newsmen at Ughelli, Delta State; Senator Omo-Agege said, he decided to give back to the women who stood by him during the election and to appreciate them for their sacrifices.
According to him, “You must understand that, this is unique, it has not been done by anybody before, dead or alive and this is not the end. I believe what people do by way of empowerment is giving out government is issued equipment like keke, Okada and others that we have also done.
“I believe so much in these people because without them, I wouldn’t have been where I am today, because if it was left for the political establishment of Delta state, Omo-Agege ought to have been buried by now political, but this people were used by God to give me a new lease of political life and I can never pay them enough as this will be a continuous exercise.
“Some of the people we empowered earlier may not have voted for me and I don’t even know some of them, but what is important is that, they are Urhobo people and they need help, and as such, you need not know or ask their political affiliations before one can help and frankly, I will still be going back to the market to do same for those who did not benefit at the earlier round.
“But today I have to come to help the people of the party because, they are the foot soldiers who brought the winning and delivered me, that is why I felt it important to come back and do this. This is just a phase, we will also go to the University through their bursary and the only delaying me is time. The churches will be visited too because they all stood by me and also prayed for me. Though, am satisfied but we will do more.
“The tendency that made me a senator was the Light of APC tendency, they were the ones who stood by me under the rain and sun on the election day to deliver me, even if we are all in APC now, I still felt that it will be a disservice to rumble all together. Though they are in APC, I felt they should be rewarded separately before the party in general.
According to him; “We started at Ethiope West local government Area before coming down here and over 600 persons were empowered there.”