Lawmaker representing Ogbia Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives, Honourable Sodaguwo Festus-Omoi, has promised to sponsor a legislation that would boost oil and gas discovery and production in the country.
Festus-Omoi explained over the weekend in Abuja that the legislation would be used to institutionalise “Oil and Gas Discovery Day” in Nigeria to emphasize the relevance of oil and gas sector to the nation’s economy.
The lawmaker, according to a statement made available to newsman in Abuja by her special assistant on media, Mr. Atim Iniwakunam, spoke while addressing her supporters, who came to congratulate her on the victory at the tribunal.
She described her victory at the election petition tribunal sitting in Yenagoa, the state capital as a testimony that the judiciary is still the last hope of the common man.
Festus-Omoi, a candidate of Peoples Democratice Party, PDP, said that the ruling in the petition against her election by Mr. Samuel Ogbuku of the All Progressive Congress, APC, at the tribunal, is a triumph of democracy and judiciary, noting that it has further given hope to the survival of democracy in the country.
She commended the judiciary for “living up to its billing as the last hope of the common man in effective adjudication of cases brought before it and as a neutral arbiter”.
The legislator, who is a member of the House Adhoc Committee on Information and Public Affairs, said the victory would enable her to settle down to the business of effective parliamentary representative and good governance to her constituents.
She reaffirmed her resolve to draw government’s attention to the dualisation of Ogbia road as well as construction of two Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, mega stations each on the waterways and land in Ogbia Kingdom within the next four years.
She also pledged to ensure that the Swali-Okodi Road in Ogbia local government area of the state is given a facelift.
Similarly, Festus-Omoi, while condemning the recent kidnap of two Lebanese at Onuebum in the area, promised to sponsor another motion on the floor of the House that would compel security agencies to intensify surveillance in the entire state.
She commended her constituents and other stakeholders for their support that led to her victory during the 2015 general elections and at the tribunal, promising that she would not let them down.

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