Delta Polls: Okowa Fears Losing At Tribunal

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By Amos Igbebe


For fear of losing at the tribunal constituted to try the election petitions in Delta, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has systematically called on those that contested the gubernatorial election with him and were not successful to join hands with him in moving the state forward.

Among the vocal contestants that are aggrieved over the outcome of the 2015 governorship elections are Olorogun O’tega Emerhor who contested under the  All Progressive Congress (APC) while Chief Great Ogboru was fielded by   Labour Party (LP) as its governorship candidate.

Senator Okowa called on the aggrieved gubernatorial candidates to set aside their differences and collaborate with his administration to bring about more development to the state.

He also called on all political leaders to provide selfless service and ensure the delivering of democratic dividends to the people of the state.

Okowa also disclosed that his administration would be all inclusive as no Deltan would be left behind in the pursuit of his development agenda.

Governor Okowa spoke in Otu-Jeremi, Ughelli North, Delta State, during   a reception in celebration of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) victory in Delta Central Senatorial District of the state.

He explained that as leaders elected into positions by the people they had a responsibility to deliver on the promises made.

“The real thanksgiving is by developing a stronger relationship with the people and selfless service and my administration will continue to make efforts to ensure that dividends of democracy comes to Deltans”, Governor Okowa said, assuring that his administration would redeem its promise of prosperity for all Deltans.

He expressed gratitude to the people of Delta Central for the role they played in delivering PDP candidates during the elections saying “In Delta Central it gladdened my heart that PDP got the majority votes during the elections thereby delivering our candidates into the various positions vied for”.

The governor called on leaders and public office holders to stay committed in their service to God and humanity saying “It is by His grace we are where we are today and it is only when He builds our foundation can we stand firm”.

Senator Okowa explained that appointments given in his administration would not be gender specific as women and youths would be given opportunity to thrive in the state.

“I want to appeal to our leaders that you must create space for our women because I am making appointments from a list given to me from the party in the various local government areas so please leaders include women for we do not intend to leave anybody behind”.

The governor also disclosed that the reorganization of DESOPADEC would be beneficial to all Deltans assuring that no part of the state would be marginalised as “his administration’s watchword is fairness, equity and justice for all”.

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