The Isoko Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has sent congratulatory messages to all the newly elected Delta State House of Assembly candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of Isoko extraction including Hon. Bernard Odior, Hon. Bino Owhede and Hon. Ferguson Onwo.
In a statement signed by the chairman Comrade Michael Ilaya and Comrade Matthew Unyove, The Members-Elect are from Isoko North Constituency, Isoko South Constituency 1 and Isoko South Constituency 11 respectively.
The Chapel stated that it was indeed a keen contest laced with a lot of political vagaries but took hard work as well as strategic bold strides for victory at the polls.
According to the Isoko journalists, ” we further wish to add that those who contested with you are all fantastic and reputable Isoko sons who had exhibited political prowess and capacity to leadership by contesting to contribute their bit to the development of our various constituencies and Isoko nation in general.
It is on this premise that, we appeal that the election should be seen as “No Victor, No Vanquish.
“We take it as a victory for your various constituents for the fact that, at the end of the day, we all will still dwell together and remain brothers and sisters of One Great Isoko Nation.
“Also, we advise all the Isoko House of Assembly Members-Elect that they should be magnanimous in victory by carrying everybody along to achieve inclusiveness in the spirit of your genuine intent to have contested which we believe was for the love and interest of your constituencies and Isoko nation at large.”
The Union emphasized that “as the canopy of all journalists in Isoko nation, we will remain undeterred to our constitutional mandate of holding every arm of government accountable through our routine and investigative reports.
“We assure you that we will not shy away from making our sincere contributions to the growth and development of the socio-economic and political focus of the Isoko nation and Delta State in general”.
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