By Princes Atavure,
The Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has called on members Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to remain united and committed to the ideals of the party for it to emerge victorious in the forth coming local government elections.
Okowa state this on Friday during the flagged off campaign for January 6, 2018 local government elections in the state, stated that the party believes in democracy.
According to the Governor, “we believe in democracy and strongly believe people’s votes must count; in every election. We campaign vigorously; we start early and sustain the campaign till the end.”
“You cannot sit in your house and expect to win elections; you have to tell the people what you have for them.
He emphasized that, “for us in the PDP, in every election, because we believe in the people, we have the people, we will always win; I am glad there is no crisis in the party in any part of the state.”
Governor Okowa while addressing party members at Issele-Uku, Aniocha North local government area where the campaign commenced, urged leaders of the party to remain united and work together for the desired results to be achieved.
He stated, “as an elder, let your result speak for you, go out there and campaign, let nobody intimidate you, no result is written elsewhere, your votes must count, it is when we work together that we will achieve better results.”
Also at Akwukwu-Igbo, Oshimili North local government area of the state, Okowa disclosed that despite the recession that affected the country, his administration is not indebted to civil servants and has executed several projects across the state, including the construction of bridges to connect Ijaw communities to the upland.
At Asaba where he also, flagged off the campaign for Oshimili South local government area, Governor Okowa commended the people for their support for his administration, assuring the people that the PDP government will continue to deliver on its electoral promises.
The PDP state Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso expressed confidence that the PDP will win in the polls, asserting that, “there is no other political party in the state; other political parties should come out and campaign.”
Former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, PDP Chieftain, Engr. Emeka Nnwobi, Chief Nkem Okwuofu, Chief Dan Okenyi, among others spoke at the rally.
The Asagba of Asaba, HRM Obi Chike Edozien who spoke through Chief Nicholas Chizea observed that Governor Okowa’s performance have made it such that the PDP will emerge victorious in the local government area, while Hon. Peter Onwusanya, Dr Nicholas Azinge, Chief Edwin Uzor, Alhaji Idris Kuta, Chief Douglas Okolotu, and others who spoke at the occasion, thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for running an inclusive government where every Deltan is an equal stakeholder.
Esiso had at Issele-Uku, presented the Chairmanship candidate’s flag to Hon. Chuks Oseme, at Akwukwu-Igbo, the PDP flag was presented to Hon. Louis Ndukwe, and in Oshimili South the flag was presented to Hon. Uche Osadebe as the party’s flagbearer in the local government elections.