POLITICS: Why I want to run for Senate – Majemite
LEGISREPORTS NG – The Political Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, Olorogun (Barr.) Fred Okiemute Majemite, has indicated interest to contest the bye-election for the vacant Delta Central Senatorial seat as soon as the Independent National Electoral Commission gives the okay signal for same to hold.
Majemite said that one of the reasons for his wanting to run for the Senate was just so as to tackle the issue of marginalization faced by the people of Delta State among others.
The lawyer and politician made this known during an interview in Asaba.
He said: “My people have the problem of being marginalized. This issue has been on the table for a long time, but not much seems to have been done on it. I will speak on this, and I will make my voice heard on the issue. Our greatest problem is that nobody is speaking for us. We have no Federal Government representation.
According to him, Delta Central Senatorial District had no representation in the Federal Executive Council, one which he said was responsible for the absence of federal projects in his constituency.
“For instance, we have no federal minister in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan from the constituency and this affects what you get in terms of Federal Government projects. We have had no federal presence in the constituency since this democratic dispensation.
“This is apart from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE). There is also the Delta Steel Complex (DSC), Aladja, which was controversially sold. There is the Sapele Port and the need to site an agro-based industry in the district.
The most urgent need however is for us to have a voice at the Federal Executive Council (FEC),” he added.
This report was prepared by our reporter in Asaba.