THE All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Delta South senatorial district for the 2015 elections, Prince Yemi Emiko, has said that it was the turn of Itsekiri to produce the next senator for the area.
Emiko, while promising better representation for the area, if elected, told newsmen in Warri, yesterday, that there was a tacit agreement among the different ethnic groups in the area for rotational representation for the Delta South senate seat.
According to him, political positions in Delta South were shared among Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri, contending that having served three terms for Delta Ijaws, Senator James Manager, who currently occupies the seat, should, in line with the said agreement, step aside as it was now the turn of the Itsekiri nation to take over.
Emiko, a former journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority and one time editor of defunct Bendel Broadcasting Service, said APC was the only alternative to end perceived bad governance the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had inflicted on the country.
On his interest for the Delta South Senate seat, he said Delta South, which he considers to have contributed immensely to the nation’s economy, has nothing to show partly due to poor representation at the Senate.
“There is nothing to show for the years of PDP’s rule in Delta South for those who represent us. Our vision is to bring about effective representation. Despite the huge resources in our land, our communities are in complete darkness and those who represent us don’t speak for us. The APC will fix this mess,” Emiko said.