The Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has been asked to use his new position to attract Federal presence in terms of development to Urhobo nation, Delta State and South-South region in general.
Urhobo chiefs resident in Lagos under the aegis of Urhobo Traditional Council of Chiefs, gave this advice to Omo-Agege while applauding his emergence as the new Deputy Senate President.
Omo-Agege, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had defeated the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to grab the position last Tuesday, during the inauguration of the 9th Senate.
He was alleged to have masterminded the stealing of Senate Mace by thugs, who stormed the hallowed chamber while the lawmakers where sitting last year and made away with the Mace.
However, in a statement on Saturday by the Secretary of Urhobo Traditional Council of Chiefs in Lagos, Chief Godspower Ikpimi, the group claimed that his emergence as Deputy Senate President was a “demonstration and divine manifestation of the will of God in the affairs of men.”
The chiefs extended their appreciations to the lawmakers who chose a lawmaker from the minority South-South region as Deputy Senate President.
Adding that they were optimistic he was going to be elected into his new office, the chiefs claimed Omo-Agege performances in the 8th National Assembly, where he was said to have sponsored over 10 bills as first time senator, placed him above his colleagues.
The group therefore urged him to use his good offices to attract federal attention in terms of development to Urhobo nation and the entire region by providing industries that will give employment to the teeming jobless youths, infrastructural development, security, qualitative education and socio-economical development etc.