Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will sustain the gains recorded with the massive campaigns mounted in the state ahead of the January 6, 2018 local government elections.
Governor Okowa spoke on Wednesday when he led leadership of the party to campaign for the chairmanship and councillorship candidates of the party at Okpe, Ethiope east and Ukwuani local government areas of Delta State.
According to him, the campaign tour which has seen the PDP leadership moving to all the local government headquarters in the state provided an avenue for the party to highlight the achievements of his administration in those local government areas.
At Orerokpe, the governor specifically said: “Obviously, from the enthusiastic crowd of members of our great party, Delta state is home to the PDP, but, we should work harder not only to win in the elections, but to increase the number of votes cast in our areas.
“This campaign tour has enabled us to tell our people what we are doing, it has also provided avenue for us to practically access our strength as a party in the state and I am glad that we have achieved a lot for our people, we will continue with the campaign tour after January 6, 2018.
“We are running a transparent and accountable government and these events create opportunities to clear any doubt and ensure that there are no pockets of opposition in the state, because, in 2023, I will hand over power to an Urhobo son,” the governor said.
The governor also disclosed that he has tremendous respect for the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom, His Majesty, Orhue 1, Major Gen. Felix Mujakperuo (rtd) and former minister for information, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, stating that they render selfless advice to him.
“A governor who has no one to tell him when he is on the right course or doing wrong is bound to make mistakes,” Governor Okowa stated, while at Isiokolo, Ethiope east local government area, he expressed surprise at the large turnout of PDP faithful despite the fact that it used to be the stronghold of the opposition political party.
The governor observed that the turnout of people at the rallies was a result of the fact that the party got it right on the choice of its flagbearers, assuring that the party will always carry the people along, especially, the youths to enable them to be properly groomed for leadership positions.
At Ukwuani local government area, Governor Okowa lauded the people for their support for his administration, assuring that with the improved resources in the state, more projects will be executed across the state in 2018.
At the venues visited, chairman of the PDP in the state, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, presented flags to candidates of the party for the forthcoming local government elections amidst thunderous cheers from the crowd.
Prominent politicians in the areas visited include, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, Sir Tom Amioku, Chief James Augoye, Hon. Sunny Emeyese, Barr. Latimore Fred, Hon. Lovette Idisi, Hon. Evans Ivwurie, Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, Chief Esther Uduehi, among others, as assured that the PDP will emerge victorious in the elections that will be held in the state.