Anioma indigenes, Media Group Hail Okowa, List Priority
Prominent Anioma indigenes and groups have extended their felicitation to Delta State Governor-elect, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, whom they urged to focus on the Pan-Delta development goal of his campaign which brought him victory in the April 11, Governorship election.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council, we heartily extend our congratulations to you and your running mate, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro, on your resounding victory in the April 11, 2015, Governorship Election.
In a statement issued by the Asagba of Ahaba kingdom HRM Obi Professor Chike E dozien, he said “You ran a healthy and all-inclusive campaign based on issues of human and infrastructural development, aimed at bringing prosperity to all Deltans
“We expect that the State capital will have a facelift. We are also looking forward to an Agricultural revolution that would create wealth for the masses as well as a carefully planned infrastructural development across the State. Okowa is sufficiently focused to make Delta State the pride of Nigeria”, the statement signed on his behalf by Chief Dan Okenyi said.
In its own message signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Ken Ugbechie, Anioma Media Professionals urged Deltans to cooperate with Senator Okowa’s administration to reap the full dividends of their massive vote.
The statement said: “We are particularly glad that you won an emphatic victory with broad support from the three Senatorial Districts, without bloodshed and loss of life. We look forward to your fulfilling your campaign promises, especially, in the areas of running a merit-based and all-inclusive administration.”
The Iyase of Ogwashi Uku Chief Mike Nwaukoni said the people of Ogwashi-Uku are extending their best wishes to Dr. Okowa as the incoming governor of the State. Chief Nwaukoni said the Governor-elect must address the issue of the marginalization of Anioma area of the state by the previous administrations. According to Chief Nwaukoni, Ogwashi-Uku kingdom has been without electricity for the past eight years.
The Oza of Onicha Ugbo Kingdom, High Chief Azubukwu Mosindi said “the Governor-elect must always take actions to ensure continued peace, security and stability of the entire State”. According to Chief Mosindi, “He must ensure economic prosperity for all as a cardinal principle of good governance. The first step is to provide adequate electricity to drive our economic and social activities
“Dr. Okowa must pay attention to adequate development of all our non-developed villages where potable water and tarred roads as well as electricity are non-existent”.
The Owelle of Akwukwu kingdom Barrister Mike Ashikodi Agbamuche said “this election is the triumph of the struggle for equity which means a request to be treated as equal citizens of Delta State.
According to Barrister Agbamuche: “Anioma people must recognise that our son is now Governor of Delta State and not Governor of Anioma people because other ethnic groups must also recognize and accept this and in that way the Governor himself will be inspired to adopt a Pan-Delta foundation in his policy making and development strategy, which will give him opportunity of touching every part of the state this time fairly from the Anioma point of view”