The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu today visited Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State as the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II conferred on him the “Iyelawei” (a very important person) title of Gbaramatu Kingdom.
The revered monarch also conferred on the Deputy Senate President the Ibe-Ikiowei (one who knows the road) title.
Tinubun was received at the palace by the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, HRM Oboro Gbaraun II and a cross-section of traditional rulers in Delta, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Rivers, Edo, Lagos and Anambra states in Oporoza community.
The Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in a remark urged the Federal Government to come closer to the people of Gbaramatu. He noted that the terrain of the Gbaramatu Kingdom is very difficult and inaccessible.
He said if the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State could be constructed to link all communities, a bridge should also be constructed in Gbaramatu Kingdom to link its adjoining communities and even the third mainland.
Correspondent who was at the palace reports that the Minister of State, Labour and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo also bagged the title of Igoniniwei (the man that knows the way) while the title of Itaremobowei (one who comes with love) was conferred on the governor of Yobe State, Mai Malla Buni. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt.Hon. Dimeji Bankole bagged the Kuromobowei title(the man that comes with force).
In a remark, the APC presidential candidate thanked the Gbaramatu monarch for the honour.
“It’s a great honour to stand before you today to receive a title and come as a member of this community,” he said.
Tinubu reiterated that the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege will be the next governor of Delta State.
While saluting the people of Gbaramatu Kingdom shortly after receiving the title, Tinubu promised that he will always render services for the progress and development of the kingdom.
According to him, the issues of roads, seaports, bridges, and the full implementation of the Maritime University and industrial park will be fully addressed if he becomes the next president of the country.
He said his administration will not be far away from the people as he will consult with them for the development of the Kingdom and other associated communities.
He added that he will provide employment for the teeming youths with the support of God Almighty.
Tinubu also appealed to the people to vote massively for him, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and other APC candidates in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Earlier in a remark, the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege promised that he will vigorously pursue with the incoming president the construction of a bridge linking Gbaramatu Kingdom and other just as he noted the difficulty in accessing the area. While noting that it’s unfortunate that the issues in the area have not been resolved, Sen. Omo-Agege promised that he will work towards the full implementation of the Nigeria Maritime University, NMU.
“We know what the challenges are,” he said, affirming that they will tackle the legal framework as well as the funding of the institution with NIMASA at the National Assembly amongst others.
Sen. Omo-Agege expressed dissatisfaction that despite the contribution of the oil communities, there is nothing to show on ground in the area, saying “we’ll be more judicious to the use of our resources.”
He urged the people to vote en masse for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and all other candidates in the forthcoming election