Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organization in Delta North Senatorial District in the last gubernatorial election, Chief Godwill Obielum has described the reaffirmation of the electoral victory of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a victory for all Deltans.
Reacting to the victory in Asaba, Chief Obielum said Deltans believe that the elections have come and gone and are already enjoying Governor Okowa’s second term.
“We campaigned vigorously, the people came out to vote massively for Governor Okowa and it was gladdening to note that the wish of the people was upheld by the Tribunal.
“The verdict was a victory for a stronger Delta because, our people have started looking at how the state will be in 2023, they have started enjoying dividends of the second term of Governor Okowa’s administration.
“That Governor Okowa performed in his first tenure was obvious with the way the people voted; we know that the state is a PDP stronghold, but, the love of the people for our Governor based on his performance in his first tenure was evident; they spoke with one voice through their voters’ cards.
“With the zoning formula, Delta North which Governor Okowa is from will do eight years just as Delta Central did eight years through Chief James Ibori and Delta South did eight years through Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, so, it was just natural that the people came out to cast their votes for who and what they believed in,” Chief Obielum said.
He observed that the jubilation in the state was a clear evidence that the judgment was expected and thanked Deltans for their support for the PDP since 1999, noting that the party will continue to meet with their aspirations.