Okowa receives more support, charges Delta North for more votes
Ahead of the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has continued to receive more endorsements from different groups in the state. Artisans, transporters, organized labour, Urhobo groups, and other power blocs across the state have raised their banners in support of the governor they described as a “ quiet performer, party faithful and core democrat”.
On Saturday the Governor challenged the people of Delta North Senatorial District to deliver the highest number of votes for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the elections.
The governor made the call at an enlarged stakeholders meeting of the PDP in Asaba.
According to him, “this election is not about party, it is about all Deltans, get everybody involved, an Anioma son is seeking re-election for Governor as his predecessors did, we know we will win in all the local government areas of our state but, the highest number of votes should come from Delta North.”
“Delta South that has the Deputy Governor has boasted to produce the highest number of votes but, Delta North should take the lead; an area with more than 800, 000 registered voters should be able to produce more than 400, 000 votes and with proper enlightenment campaigns beyond party lines, we can do it,” the governor said, adding, “it is a healthy competition between the three Senatorial Districts; our brothers from Delta Central are not relenting, we are using this election to speak with one voice that we are united as Deltans and that Delta State is PDP, PDP is Delta State. ”
He emphasised, “I am confident of getting the highest number of votes from all the Senatorial Districts but, I will like the highest number of votes to come out from Delta North.”
Those who spoke at the meeting includes Chief B.S. C. Elue, Prince Sam Obi, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, Dame Esther Uduehi, Chief Nkem Okwuofu, Prof. B.I.C. Ijeoma, Chief Moses Iduh, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon and Barr. Kingsley Esiso.
Senator James Manager was also at the meeting in solidarity with Governor Okowa and they all reaffirmed their commitment to work with their relations, friends and colleagues across the state to ensure that the PDP records unprecedented number of votes in the governorship and state assembly elections.