Timothy Emoghene gets a slot to AAG as Deputy Senate President intervenes
In what has seemed to be a rough period for two time National Champion, Timothy Emoghene, has now come to an end as his cry has been heard by ‘men that matters’
After winning the 400m hurdles National title at the All Nigeria Championship in Kaduna on Friday, July 26th, the list for Team Nigeria contingent to the All African Games was released the next day and, surprisingly, his name was omitted.
He voiced out and well meaning people from his home state, Delta, took up the matter which got the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, Olorogun Ovie Omo-Agege involved.
Timothy was invited to Abuja where he met with Hon. Aziana Omo-Agege, the Special Adviser on Youth and Sports to the Deputy Senate President where he was assured he will be reinstated.
Thereafter, he got a call from the President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Hon. Ibrahim Guasu who said they will include one more spot in Athletics so he can be on the team. The talented hurdler is now in the National Camp in Kaduna and will be looking forward to represent Nigeria at the ‘African Olympics’.
Emoghene took to his Facebook page to thank the Deputy Senate President amongst other people.
“With joy in my heart, I wish to express my priceless gratitude to GOD ALMIGHTY and all who rose up to the occasion of saving my dream of representing our dear country – Nigeria in the male hurdles event at the AAG in Morocco.
“I appreciate you all. The calls, messages, shares and comments are highly appreciated.
Special thanks to the Deputy President of the Senate – Olorogun Ovie Omo-Agege. Your prompt intervention through Dr Otive Igbuzor and Uncle Aziana Omo-Agege is of high value. Uncle was indeed restless till the issue was resolved. Your son humbly appreciate you. Mingwor!!!!!
Thank you so much Fr Prayer. At least for believing in this course. Mingwor Fr!
I owe you – Barr Itedjere, Mr Ibebe Rufus and Mr Tabiowo plenty of appreciation. Mingwor sirs..
I will not and can never forget the initiator of the post that drew all these attentions. Brother Efe! Am on my knees right now to say thank you. In my pains, cries and depression, you thought of a wonderful way out – FACEBOOK. The result is the reason am thinking well now. God bless you and your family sir. Mingwor! Urhobo groups on every of the media, I say thank you.”
He didn’t leave his family out in his appreciation post, “I also thank my family and community – Orogun, for their prayers. God bless you all.
I promise to do more than my best by God’s grace and do you all proud at the event. Thank you all.”
The last time Timothy represented Nigeria was in 2016 where he competed at the IAAF World Junior Championship in Poland since then he has faced one injury or the other till his comeback year this season.