The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, has attributed the victory of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in the February 25 poll to “religious and ethnic sentiments”. Okowa made the statement while reacting to the contentious presidential poll on Monday in Asaba.
Obi won in several southeastern states including Delta, Cross River, Edo, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, and Anambra. Okowa noted that “The Obidient movement is a movement that swept across the South-South and South-East. The people wanted Obi as a change. They believe it is the turn of South-East”.
On his conversation with former governor James Ibori concerning the PDP affairs in the state, Okowa said that “It is a private issue for us as politicians and I can’t disclose to you our talk”.
The governor also spoke about his achievements in fulfilling his electoral promises to the people of Delta State, which includes building over 2,000 kilometers of road and over 1,000km of drainages.
He urged the people of Delta to vote for the PDP governorship candidate to ensure continuity, saying that “Continuity is something that works in Delta; so if I cannot finish them, I believe the incoming administration will continue where I stopped”.
Addressing the criticism of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Okowa said he has no regrets for establishing three new universities in the state.
According to him, the three new universities have done first and second intake of students, with not less than 5,000 students. He added that he brought education closer to his people, and the tuition fees of these institutions are low compared to others.
Okowa said that “While the Federal Government keeps students at home over eight months strike, Delta State universities graduated students, while others are moving to next class”.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.