By Assin Godstime
The year 1946 was remarkable in Urhoboland. This was when Urhobo first “Honourable” was elected. His name was Mukoro Mowoe. He was from Evwreni town near Ogor in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Mowoe became the voice of the Urhobo people. He became the rally point. He spoke for the Urhobo people in the Western House of Assembly as Member for Warri Province. He was loved and cherished.
Mowoe acted on dual capacity. He was both the President-General of Urhobo Progress Union and the Member for Warri Province in the first Western Assembly. Under Mowoe, the Urhobo people collectively built Urhobo College in Effurun. With Mukoro Mowoe as Member for Warri Province the first major tarred road in Effurun-Warri was completed. Mowoe was in the vanguard of all Urhobo activities. His approach was Urhobo first.
Amori signifies Mowoe in another era. Amori hails from Mosogar. Amori has been regarded by many as the makers of men. He makes people politically. For instance, he was Urhobo rally point during the James Onanefe Ibori’s government of 1999-2007. He was so instrumental in that government that virtually all politicians went to him for political anointment. He and the Governor, His Excellency, Olorogun James Onanefe Ibori, were like the teeth and the tongue who must live in the same mouth no matter the situation.
He was a Commissioner who made colleagues. He was a Commissioner who facilitated projects for others. He was a Commissioner who ensured others grew. He was sought after. He tarred and expanded Mosogar. Amori soon became a pragmatic voice.
Amori’s political empowerment is countless. From Central to the South and then North are offsprings of his goodwill. Currently, Amori is seeking the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to gun for the Senatorial race. He is not asking for much rather than our collective support. He is saying support me to represent you. Interestingly, he comes from Ethiope Federal Constituency, the only shortchanged Federal Constituency yet to produce the Senatorial representative for a complete term. Okpe/Uwie & Sapele Federal Constituency had produced 4 Senators. Ughelli North / Ughelli South/ & Udu had produced 4 Senators. Ethiope Federal Constituency had produced Ejaife on appointment and Amori for barely two years.
Please support Amori to represent you in the Red Chambers and be glad you did!
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