I will ensure aggressive advocacy to return us to the good old days if given the mandate, Ereyitomi assures

Peoples Democratic Party Candidate for Warri Federal Constituency Seat in the February 16 polls, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, says,


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I will ensure aggressive advocacy to return us to the good old days if given the mandate, Ereyitomi assures
Chief Thomas Ereyitomi

Peoples Democratic Party Candidate for Warri Federal Constituency Seat in the February 16 polls, Chief Thomas Ereyitomi, says, “If voted in as member representing Warri Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, I will ensure an aggressive advocacy to return us to the good old days that many of us remember”.

 

Chief Thomas Ereyitomi said this while fielding questions from pressmen yesterday in Warri about some of his plans for the Constituency.

 

The National Assembly hopeful averred, “as a graduate of Political Science and holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, I better appreciates   the role that fitness and propriety of court environment, comfort of judicial workers and judges can play in the dispensation of justice”.

 

He lamented that despite the approval of a National Industrial Court for Warri for some time now, “the lack of court hall and logistical arraignment have made this impossible to bring this gift to fruition; leading to litigants and lawyers having to continue to travel interstate and interregional distances to do their cases. This is not acceptable! If voted into power, I will make the resolution of this issue a priority”.

 

Chief Ereyitomi further lamented the complete stoppage of construction work at the site of the new High Court Complex in the Warri, recalling; “ In those days, Warri used to pride itself on having the best court halls, even as our lawyers used to be the most renowned, only second to a few from the West. We must go back to the good old days and then begin to make efforts to surpass them”.

 

He commended the Warri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association for sacrificing their hall and making it possible for the Federal High Court in Warri to kick off, even as he regretted the absence of advocacy at the level of the lower chambers in getting a permanent and befitting hall for the court; noting that Warri is the only city with a Federal High Court outside any state capital and as such he would prioritize advocacy for the building of a befitting edifice and the deploring of additional judges to reduce the work load on the current and only judge in the division; which situation he said was not healthy for the judge and litigants alike.

 

He also said that there was need to tweak the social and economic environment in Warri once again to ensure that the city booms as it did in the good old days.

 

“I will work to ensure peace and harmonious coexistence as a means of re-attracting the corporations that once used to keep the city alive. I will also work to lobby the acceleration and revitalization of the Warri and Koko Ports which is ongoing but long overdue and moving at a pace too slow for my liking. I will explore working with International, Federal and State Government development agencies for the attainment of a turnaround in the state of our courts. As you know, I am renowned for lobby which is the greatest tool of a legislator”, Chief Ereyitomi stressed.

 

The Warri Chief also said; “the National Assembly should not be a tool for people to enhance their private business but for service to the people. I am an established business man by all standards and my desire to go and serve in the national assembly is driven by the need to give more to my people”

 

He urged the good people of the Federal Constituency to; “come out in their numbers and vote for change after 12 years of mediocrity. A vote for me is a vote for the new way of thinking and service”.


Victory Ejoh
Special Duties Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Nigeria Institute of Journalism,NIJ,Lagos.
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