By Mike Osuoza
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Delta state wish to express its profound gratitude, heartfelt appreciation and sincere felicitations to the Anioma nation for the fabulous grand reception organized for the leader of Delta state PDP, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State.
We wish to specially express our deepest gratitude to the people of Anioma nation for adopting and endorsing Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as their sole candidate for the Delta state governorship election in 2019. This brave, courageous, uplifting, monumental and momentous decision is not only definitive in its pronouncement but absolutely defining, instructive and unparalleled within the collective political context in which it has been delivered.
We recall that just a few days before the grand reception, our pragmatic and dynamic chairman, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso, not only hailed the Anioma nation for deeming it fit and proper to celebrate their own son, with a grand reception in recognition of his good governance and the giant developmental strides he has achieved all over Delta State through the brilliant SMART Agenda, but indeed appealed to the good people of Anioma to give the PDP family Governor Okowa for a second term in order to allow Ekwueme consolidate on the good works he has started in Delta State, deliver more dividends of democracy to the people and continue the strategic policy initiatives that will further enhance the steady objective of bringing prosperity to all Deltans, which had already commenced since May 29, 2015.
The overwhelming success of the grand reception for Governor Okowa, underscored by the A List of distinguished personalities that graced the occasion, including our energetic and indefatigable National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, our courageous and charismatic leader and deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and the ultimate warrior and lion of Niger Delta himself, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, amongst others, was a clear and unequivocal testimony that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has firmly attained the status of national recognition and risen valiantly and gallantly into the pantheon of national statesmen in the political space. We say a big thank you to our national leaders.
The ultimate decision of the Anioma nation to unanimously adopt and endorse Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as their sole candidate for governor in the 2019 elections, is not only an emphatic answer and acceptance to the plea of our chairman for Anioma nation to give us Okowa again, but indeed a beautiful icing on the wonderful reception cake and a massive statement to the rest of Delta state that, though a prophet is not often recognized in his kingdom, charity actually begins at home and a man loved by his people is indeed operating with divine anointing, for as the saying goes, vox populi, vox dei; the voice of the people is the voice of God. Anioma nation has spoken with one loud resounding voice. The voice of God has sounded loud and clear in Delta state.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will remain eternally grateful to the Anioma nation for producing Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and graciously delivering him once again to the PDP family. Thank you Anioma nation.