2019: NWOKO DECLARES INTENTION TO REPRESENT DELTA NORTH IN THE SENATE
Prince Ned Nwoko, a philanthropist per-excellence and astute politician who is also the arrow head of London Paris Club Refund has declared that come 2019, he will be the Senator to represent Delta North in the upper chambers of the National Assembly with the support of his people just as he promised to reposition the area.
Prince Nwoko, one time member of the House of Representatives disclosed this in an interactive session with members of the Delta State Online Publishers Forum (DOPF) in his country home, Idumuje Ugboko, he said that his interest in going to the Senate is to give his people good representation noting that the Senatorial District currently lacks proper representation as well as lack of government presence.
While congratulating the members of the Forum for a successful inauguration, Prince Nwoko assured them of good working relationship just as he charged them to remain focused and report issues objectively.
Prince Nwoko said that his drive to go to the senate is to provide the much needed capacity to develop the Senatorial district and the entire state, adding that Delta North had suffered because of the lack of good representation.
The former member of the House of Representatives and the architect of the Paris Refund, who during his time in the House of Representatives donated his allowances for four years for the welfare of others said that just as he is presently not been given the chance, so also was when no one ever gave Muhammadu Buhari chance then in 2015 as well as it was Donald Trump in America, but they later won their elections, he spoke further, “I am contesting for the Senate to represent Delta North and no one can say there is no Vacancy, there is vacancy for other possible aspirants. I will be contesting for the Senate under the Peoples Democratic Party”.
According to him, the election is fast approaching, and like any other politician he is working out wining strategies to first get the party’s nomination.
Responding to a question on the proposed Sports Technology, Arts & Science (STARS) University, Prince Nwoko disclosed that the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the commencement of infrastructural development on the 58.9 hectares of land for the take-off of the University ahead of the 2018/2019 academic session.
According to Prince Nwoko, NUC’s approval letter for the proposed STARS University located in Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North local government area of Delta state is contained in a letter dated November 03, 2017 signed by Alhaji Abdullahi Hamza, Director of Establishment of Private Universities, on behalf of the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed.
He further disclosed that he has concluded plans to commence the development of the proposed institution with an aim to develop sports as a worthy heritage of Deltans with a view to leave a legacy of human capital development that will harness the physical and intellectual capabilites of the young ones for generations yet unborn.
The University project which has already been estimated to employ over 2000 locals with its multiplier effect will also open another vistas of hopes for the teaming youths of Idumuje-Ugboko, Delta State and Nigeria at large.