Ewherido: Urhobo Youths Present Daniel Idonor As ReplacementPress Releases Friday, August 30th, 2013
Urhobo Youths under the aegis of Ewhu Political Movement (EPM) has presented Comrade Daniel Idonor to replace Late Senator Pius
Akpor Ehwerido, representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly who died on June 30, 2013.
While urging the entire Urhobo nation, traditional rulers, leaders of thought and the political class to consider giving automatic ticket to one of theirs, Comr Daniel Idonor, the group said this became necessary following the 90 days replacement ultimatum by law.
Addressing a press conference at the end of its congress meeting at Damure Hotel, Ughelli, Delta state, the National President of the
body, Comr. Nathaniel Okhoro, stated that Comr Daniel Idonor, having been in the presidency for well over 10 years as a media
practitioner, is qualified to fill the vacant senatorial seat.
According to the group, the need to consider a man from the same Ewhu, Arhavwarien and Okparabe kingdoms which comprises Ewhu
Wards 1, 2 & 3 axis in Ughelli South for the seat was to actually effect the principle of fairness, equity and sympathy for the clan where the deceased Senator Ehwerido hailed from.
In their view, while lamenting that politicians did not even allow the distinguished Senator to be finally laid to rest before jostling for the seat, said, it would amount to gross natural imbalance for someone else from another area outside the bereaved kingdom to take over
the seat when that axis has somebody who by all standard has the wherewithal to conveniently fill the vacuum created by the late
They noted that, since the Urhobo nation is having one senatorial slot with no other sister nation to contend it with her, it should not be
difficult to come to a consensus over choosing a person to occupy the position, stressing that the man who could properly fit into it is
Comr. Daniel Idonor especially as a media practitioner with a wealth of experience spanning from the presidency to the National Assembly.
The EPM President had this to say; “After a week that our late Senator was laid to rest, hundreds of Ewhu youths gather together to
X-ray how politicians started showing interest to replace him when the senator had not been buried.
“However, the Ewu Political Movement, (EPM) has x-rayed the representation of the Urhobo nation from 1999 till date and come out
thus: that from 1999-2003, late senator Fred Brume of Udu kingdom represented Delta Central; from 2003-2007, Olorogun Felix Ibru of
Agbarha kingdom represented the Urhobo nation at the National Assembly; from 2007-2011, Prof. Adego Eferakeya of Okpe kingdom,
represented Delta Central; and from 2011, Rt Hon Pius Ehwerido of Ewhu kingdom began his representation of Delta Central but
unfortunately he died half way into his mandate. This is indeed painful”.
“Now having considered the fact that all his predecessors from all other kingdoms completely exhausted their tenure of office, and
considering the enormity of achievement of the late senator within the short time he stayed in the office, it is therefore our candid
submission that someone from the kingdom with equal capacity to deliver be picked for the position.
“Based on this, we present one illustrious son of ours, in the person of Comr. Daniel Idonor, who we know, has all it takes to favourably
meet the legislative demands of our Urhobo people at the National Assembly; a man who has been in the presidency for over 10 years
as a respected journalist and media practitioner.
“It is our belief that Daniel Idonor would never fail the Urhobo nation having worked in the fourth estate of the realm as a successful
journalist who has used the pen to fearlessly fight the cause of the common man without compromise. So we believe that he would be
able to deliver beyond expectation if given the chance.”
The group therefore called on all political stakeholders in Delta Central to Ewhu kingdom the opportunity to complete the Ehwerido
tenure in the senate even as it emphasised that, that is the only way the principle of fairness, equity and sympathy could be brought to
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