By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The race as to who becomes the next Chairman of Ethiope-East Local Government Council is on with many aspirants indicating interests and scheming to lead.
Amongst the candidates, there is a serving Councillor, Hon. Julius Evuarherhe Eguvwebere.who is also gunning for the chairmanship position.
The “Empowerment Councillor” as he is fondly called who represents the people of DSIEC Ward 7 under INEC Ward 8 has been ringing bell on various social media platforms because he wants to lead his people out of Egypt to the promised land politically, physically, academically, economically, mentally, spiritually and otherwise.
Hon. Eguvwebere within eight days in office as Councillor, graded earth roads covering a total distance of approximately 20.5km in 2017. He repeated same in 2018/2019.
The Council who hails from Ovu and Okpara Communities also donated a five bedroom bungalow to his Community (Ward 7) to be used as a health post till date.
As a Councillor who knows the plight of his people, he also donated motorcycles to the youths of Ward. He equally gave out cash gifts to over sixty widows and widowers in the entire Federal Ward comprising of DSIEC Ward 7,9&14 in order to encourage them economically.
In addition, Hon. Eguvwebere donated note books and other writing materials to all the primary schools in Ward 8 without the financial supports of anyone just as he paid the enrollment fees of the pupils in the last Common Entrance Examination.
Hon. Eguvwebere has contributed immensely to the growth of the Ethiope-East and People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ethiope-East LGA especially during elections.
His humanitarian services earned him the title”The Empowerment Councillor”.
He humility has brought him to where he is politically and he is loved by the people of Ethiope-East LGA who wants him to lead the Council. The people believes that once he is there, there future is secured because they strongly believe that if as a Councillor he could provide and empower them, he will do better if he is elected as Chairman of Ethiope-East Council.
To the pepole, there will be no hunger because he will continue to provide food for them, construct roads and more health centres.
Hon. Eguvwere emerged as Councillor as a result of the vacancy the death of the former Councillor, Hon. Samson Oyiborhorho created. He indicated interest to contest the position with five other aspirants under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. A primary was conducted by the party’s leadership and he(Hon.Eguvwebere) emerged as the candidate just as he flew the PDP flag in the election conducted by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission,DSIEC.
He won the election and was elected and sworn into office as a Councillor in December 2016 and he represented Ward 7 very well at the Council through 2016-2017.
He was reelected into office for his positive and remarkable achievements in 2018.
Hon. Eguvwebere who began his political career in Sapele is a graduate of “Public Administration”, is product of Heritage Polytechnic, Eket in Akwa -Ibom State. He is a successful businessman.
Hon. Eguvwebere is married to Anthonia Adanma Eguvwebere(PHD) and they are blessed with four children.
Without mincing words, Hon. Eguvwebere is fit and proper to lead the Council. He should be given the opportunity to lead by the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Ethiope-East LGA and Delta State Chapter.