Joel Onowakpo Emerges APC Senatorial Candidate….. says Party is hungry for power to develop Delta State 

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Joel Onowakpo
By ABEL JOHNGOLD ORHERUATA
Indicating his Party’s readiness to win all elections in the State next year, renowned grassroots politician and technocrat, Hon. Joel-Thomas Onowakpo, MBA, FCA, FCTI, who emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Delta South Senatorial District candidate yesterday, said the APC, was hungry for power to develop Delta State.
The Harvard trained business mogul stated this while responding to questions from journalists after he was declared winner of the APC Senatorial District primaries conducted yesterday, at the Civic Center Oleh, in Isoko South Local Government Area of the State,
While debunking the rumour of existing fractions in the APC, Onowakpo, who disclosed that the APC was hungry for power and success, said “Delta APC is poised more than ever before, to win elections in the State as we are now very united and are surly going to win the next elections come 2023”.
“There are are no factions in APC. I want to say this today. The APC we have today is far better than the APC we had in 2018. Today those that were disagreeing in Delta have collapsed their structures to work together as one united family”. He added.
Onowakpo, who polled a total votes of 285 out of the 360 accredited voters to emerge the candidate of the APC at the primary election, called on the people of Delta South Senatorial District to be ready to put their hands together to make sure they deliver him.
Adding, he said “There will be marked differences in the way legislative duties will be done in the National Assembly as soon as I stepped into the Red Chambers.“
Declaring Hon. Joel Onowakpo Thomas as winner of the APC Delta South Senatorial District primary, the Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Sir John Ebireri, gave a total number of delegates as 360, that Onowakpo polled 285 votes with 75 invalid vote.
The Delta South Senatorial District candidate noted that when elected into office he would work together with his colleagues to ensure that the issue of primary health care services were addressed in Delta State.
According to Onowakpo, “The primary health care services needs to be addressed because we have come to realize that the things that killed Nigerians and take them out of the country are little things – high blood pressure, malaria and the rest of them. So along with other of my colleagues, if voted into power, we will be able to manage those problems and see that those ailments are tackled at the root.
Joel Onowakpo
“Another thing I want to do together with my colleagues at the National Assembly if voted into power is that we will ensure that there are sustainable ways to assist the state government to reduce poverty in their environment.
“The greatest thing that can happen to any man is poverty and once there is poverty this can lead to poverty of the mind and once there is poverty of the mind there is nothing you can do to correct the human race. That needs to be addressed in a sustainable way.
“The current President is doing so well to reduce it, but we need to find a sustainable way of doing it so that we will know that it’s established like every other thing.
“I am someone with wide experience in governance, I am someone with experience in both private and public service and I will bring in all these experiences to bare in the National Assembly together with my other colleagues