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Ogoja indigenes name Dino as replacement for late Senator Oko




Ogoja people under the aegis of Movement for the Actualization of Ogoja in the Senate (MAOS) have named Dino Magam as their candidate for Cross River North Senatorial District.
This followed the death of Senator Rose Oko.
Senator Oko passed on in a UK medical facility on March 23, 2020.
Ogoja has yet to produce a senator since 1999.
Other local governments in the district – Obudu, Yala, Bekwarra and Obanliku – have been represented in the Senate at different times.
In a statement on Wednesday, MAOS President, Jones Bisong, said they will no longer “sit and stare in the face of perennial marginalisation”.
MAOS explained that its choice is borne of the neglect that Ogoja has suffered for decades.
“Ogoja is the only LGA in the constituency that hasn’t had their son or daughter in the National Assembly’s Red Chamber since 1979, even though all the other local governments in the constituency were created from Ogoja.
“Magam is educated in character and in learning. He will be a unifier and he understands that he will not only be representing Ogoja but the entire northern senatorial district,” the statement read.
Dino, 37, a Medical Doctor by profession, holds a BSc in Human Anatomy and an MBBS degree from the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
He was the Publicity Secretary of the Federation of Catholic Medical Students and Secretary of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), River State Legal Committee

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