State party chairman who serves as Delta guber candidate drops ambition, moves party structure to Okowa’s PDP

The Young Democratic Party (YDP) Delta state has endorsed the candidacy of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa for the 2019 governorship election.

According to the state chairman of the party, Barr Festus Ofume, who is also the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 election, Governor Okowa has done well and deserves a second tenure.

The party, he said, came to the resolution after it rose from a high level meeting with its executives and stakeholders in the state.

Addressing journalists at the party’s secretariat in Asaba, Barr Ofume who made the resolution public said that the YDP has decided to drop its governorship ambition for the general interest of all Deltans.

In his statement: “Having carefully analysed the SMART agenda of the present government, led by Senator Okowa which has witnessed massive development and empowerment programmes across the state, there has arisen the need for continuity of such goodwill.

The gubernatorial candidate of YDP who came from the same Ika federal constituency with Senator Okowa stressed that going by what is happening in the state in terms of development, it is a testament that indeed prosperity has come to Delta state.

On the need for equity and equal representation, it was resolved that since Delta central did eight years, Delta south did same, then it’s only fair and equitable that the people of Delta North be given the opportunity to steer the affairs of this state for another four years.

The YDP, therefore, agreed that since Governor Okowa has done well by performing way above expectations, the YDP has endorsed him as a candidate from Delta North to complete the good work he has started.

On his part, the YDP house of assembly candidate for Ughelli South constituency, Mr. Kuebubola Evuar Processherhe, who spoke on behalf of the party’s house of assembly candidates, also stressed that Governor Okowa has done extraordinarily well in his first term.

Any gubernatorial candidate from Delta Central and South should pocket his or her ambition and support the Delta North preferred candidate in the person of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.

As a fall out of this, the Young Democratic Party will put all her support behind Governor Okowa to ensure his return to government house come in May 29, 2019.

“We urge all governorship candidates of other political parties in the state to throw their weight behind the candidacy of Governor Okowa the same way Barr Festus Ofume, the YDP governorship candidate and his party have done.”


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