Pondi Give Thanks To God Over Election Victory, Opens Rare Edifice, Empowers Constituents

….As Governor Oborevwori, Bagos, IYC others grace occasion

By Rejoice Egbaseimokumor

The member representing Burutu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Julius Pondi on Sunday gave thanks to the Lord Almighty over his re-election victory.

At a Thanksgiving Service at the Church of God Mission, Sokebolou, Ogulagha Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State yesterday, Pondi had particularly noted that he will continue to be indebted and grateful to the Lord Almighty, stressing that for him to be re-elected for the third time as member representing Burutu Federal Constituency speaks volume about the love of God in his life.

However, it would be recalled that the tripartite event also features the opening of his rare beautiful edifice in Sokebolou as well as the empowerment of over 300 constituents with items ranging from motocycles, sewing machines, hairdressing kits, generators and grinding machines.

Nevertheless, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and his Niger State counterpart, Mohammed Umaru Bagos were in Sokebolou live for the Victory Thanksgiving Ceremony.

Partisan politics is over, I am now Governor for all Deltans – Oborevwori
On his part, His Excellency, the Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori had stated that the era of partisan politics is over as he is now the Governor for all Deltans.

“It is good to give thanks to God for His mercies upon our lives and for giving you the opportunity to serve your people in this Federal Constituency.

“It is good for you to recognise and appreciate God that it is His mercy that today you are serving your third term in the House of Representatives.

“Thanksgiving is also an application for more blessings because when we thank God for His goodness and faithfulness, it is an invitation to God to increase His blessings upon us.

“I am very happy for you because you started as a Councillor but today you are serving your third term in the House of Representatives.

“I thank the people of Sokebulou and Burutu Local Government Area for their overwhelming support in the last general elections. I am grateful for your support for me and all our party candidates during and after the elections.
“I want to assure you all that this administration will be fair and just to all Deltans in terms of projects and appointments.
“I am Governor for all Deltans and this is demonstrated when one of our leaders, Chief Frank Kokori, fell ill, I went to visit him and he was shocked.
“He (Kokori) said ‘you came to see me even when my people have refused to see me, even those I supported refused to come and see me’?
“And I said; ‘yes, because I have won elections and am now Governor for all Deltans; I will take over the bills’.
“Few days ago, after his demise, one of his sons came with leaders from his place to come and appreciate me and I told them that, as a state, we will also participate in the burial rites.

“So, I don’t do politics with governance; Friday, one of our leaders in APC, Hon. Dr Chris Oghenechovwen, gave his daughter out in marriage and we attended and took over the whole place.
“So, I am Governor for all: today, I am not playing politics of PDP: I am now Governor for all Deltans.
“I congratulate you on vowing to give thanks to God and my prayer for you is that God will use you to attract greater things to Delta State”. Governor Oborevwori stated.
We are proud of Pondi – President Lokpobiri
Meanwhile, the President of Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Sir Jonathan Lokpobiri Snr has stated that the Ijaw people are proud of Pondi and his towering political records.
Jonathan Lokpobiri who attended the event personally in Sokebolou yesterday asserted that council as an apolitical body will always commend Ijaw politicians that are doing well, stressing that Pondi is one of such personage that deserved to be commended.
According to him, for Pondi to have appreciated the Lord Almighty over his re-election victory is a step in the right direction, adding that power belongs to the Lord Almighty.

Jonathan Lokpobiri expressed satisfaction over the massive empowerment items shared by Pondi across Burutu Federal Constituency, adding that at this point in time, the items will mean so much for the beneficiaries.

Other dignitaries present during the occasion include the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emomotimi Guwor, and his wife, Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abraham Ingobere, traditional rulers, Senator James Manager, some members of the National and State Houses of Assembly, civil Commissioners from Delta and Bayelsa states, the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Kingsley Esiso, Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme (JP), PDP Chairman, Delta South, politicians, business moguls, prominent Niger Delta Chiefs with the host of others too numerous to mention.