FUPRE Bill Was Originated By Me —Hon. Oboro

THE member, Federal House of Representatives representing Uvwie, Okpe and Sapele Local Government Areas of Delta State, Hon. Evelyn Omavowan Oboro has laid what she described as “an established claim” over the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) bill, saying that the bill, as a rock upon which FUPRE is standing today, was originated and sponsored by her during her first tenure at the 7th Assembly, when Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was not yet a member of the Senate.
She made this clarification while addressing newsmen at the Sunny Onuesoke Foundation office, along Udu-Ovwia Road near Warri last Sunday.
According to her, “Senator Ovie Omo-Agege was only trying to reap where he did not sow in attempt to credit to himself and the All Progressives Congress (APC), the hard work already put in place by another, thereby trying to steal the efforts made by my very self for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as if the effort was by himself for the APC.’ She explained that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege only joined the 8th Assembly many months after and cannot be laying claim to an existing bill duly prepared, moved and sponsored by her during the 7th Assembly.
She, however, agreed that Senator Ovie Omo-Agege may have used his position to back the existing bill to success, but should not claim another political party and another person’s bill to be his own, just because he wants something to back up his account of stewardship to the people of Urhobo nation.
Speaking further on the controversy trailing the sponsor of the FUPRE bill which was recently passed into law, Hon. Oboro said “My bone of contention with Senator Ovie Omo-Agege is that he is referring
to himself as the sponsor and originator of FUBRE bill, which predates his emergence as a Senator.
Hon. Oboro also used the opportunity to make her intention public that she wants to run for the Senate position come 2019, which, she said, was vacant under the PDP for the people of Urhobo nation.
According to her, the Senate position for the Urhobo nation (Delta Central Senatorial District) is vacant and she would want the Urhobo people to support her to fill the vacant post under the PDP platform in 2019, saying that she is the most suitable person to be there for the PDP and for the general interest of the Urhobo people, due to her bundle of administrative experience as a councillor, council chairman and now, the Federal House of Representatives for two tenures.
Again, she noted that she has done so much for the people of the three local government areas, which she presently represents and would do better if given the opportunity to represent the Urhobo nation in the Upper House of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2019. She said that she is hungry to serve the Urhobo nation better because, according her, if voted for, she will ensure that job opportunities
are there for the youths as the establishment of factories and industries would be her mission, so that people would stop running to China for the purchase or importation of minor daily food items that could be produced locally here in Nigeria, such as tin tomatoes and others.