Political leaders in Delta Central (comprising the entire Urhobo and Isoko Nation) on Friday passed a vote of confidence on His Excellency Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa and adopted him as the sole candidate of PDP in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state come 2019.
At the PDP rally held in Sapele, the Minority Leader of House of Representative, Hon Leo Ogor moved the motion and was seconded by a thunderous ovation of a massive crowd in the region of near two million party faithfuls, supporters and political associates from far and near.
Also, the rally received Chief Paulinus Akpeki (the Ugo of Okpe kingdom), Chief Hon Evance Ivwurie representing Ethiope East Constituency, Comrade Felix Abeke, other decampees and thousands of their supporters.
Sapele Stadium, venue of the rally was filled to capacity with an overflowing crowd of thousands of supporters from Delta Central and across the state. The heavy down pour of rain could not stop the enthusiastic Deltans who came in large numbers to cheer up their SMART GOVERNOR, His Excellency Gov Okowa.
State Party Chairman, Olorogun Barrister Kingsley Esiso and Gov Okowa received the defectors and returnees to PDP and assured them that he will continue to use the resources of Delta State to develop the three sentorial districts, adding that the YAGEP and STEP programmes has provided direct and indirect jobs to over 18,000 Deltans within two years in office.
Esiso, described Gov Okowa as a super breed leader which is why the god people of Delta Central has deemed it fit to adopt him as their sole candidate in 2019.
He said the governor has done well for Urhobo Nation and Delta Central in terms of political appointments and socioeconomic and infrastructure development.
- Contribution by Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe