No fewer than 46 communities in Ughelli North and Ughelli South Local Government Areas of Delta Central Senatorial District are currently flooded with many families displaced while goods and properties worth several millions of Naira destroyed.
The Delta Central Senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, Chief Ede Dafinone, disclosed this on Friday in a personally signed statement, urging the Federal Government, the National Emergency Management Agency, Delta State Government and other relevant agencies to wade in urgently.
While commiserating with victims of the flood disaster, Dafinone urged them to relocate to safer places while waiting for the government’s intervention.
According to him, all hands must be on deck to bring succour to affected victims.
Dafinone said, “I wish to commiserate with our people in Ughelli North and Ughelli South and other parts of Delta who are affected by the ravaging flood that has displaced a number of families and destroyed means of livelihood, my heart is with you at this trying moment.
“I also want to use this medium to call on the authority of the National Emergency Management Agency, Delta State Government and other relevant agencies to speed-up emergency operations and bring relief materials to affected victims.
“In the last count, 41 communities in Ughelli South LGA which includes Ewu-Otor, Orere, Assah, Etefe, Olodiama, Omafuvwe, Edjekuo, Gbaregolo, Omosuomo (inland), Omosuomo (waterside), Okuama, Ogoda, Alagbabri, Ofrukama, Ososo-Urhie, Ekameta, Oyan, Arhavwarien, Okparebe and Olota.
“Other affected communities include Okpavuerhe-Olomu, Ophori-Olomu, Akperhe-Olomu, Oviri-Olomu, Umolo-Olomu, Agbon-Olomu, Aloba-Olomu, Ovwodokpokpor-Olomu, Ogoni-Olomu, Okpare-Olomu, Effurun-Otor, Otegbo, Egbo-Ideh, Otutuama, Okwagbe, Ekrokpe, Iwhrogun, Esaba, Ophorigbala, Otu-Jeremi, Erhuwaren and Obi-Ayagha.
“In Ughelli North Local Government Area, Evwreni, Unenurhie, Uwherun Town, Ohoro and Agadama communities are also affected, with several farms, properties and other means of livelihood completely swept off by the flood, leaving our people devastated.
“There is impending hunger in the affected communities. So, I want to appeal to corporate bodies, international agencies and well-meaning Deltans to rally support in the form of food items and other materials for the affected victims and communities to cushion the effect of the flood.
“While we await these interventions, I also urge our people in the affected flood plane to move upland and to safe places.”