-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:
As Deltans all over the world celebrate the victory of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday, the Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA) has applauded the judgement, saying that truth must always prevail over falsehood.
According to him, the resounding victory of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa during the last governorship election remains unchallenged, since he won his second tenure bid convincingly as a result of his governance prowess in his first term in office.
“How can you challenge an election that was adjudged as free, fair and credible by both local and foreign observers?” He queried.
He said that the verdict of the appellate court had further vindicated the confidence which the entire people of the state expressed in the governor through their votes.
Recall that the five justices of the court had in a unanimous decision, affirmed the decision of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal which upheld Okowa’s victory over the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief Grfeat Ogboru, in the March 9, 2019 election.
The Udu 1 of Isoko nation expressed optimism that the vision of Governor Okowa transcends litigation but the political will to build a formidable and stronger state with policies that will yield transformational dividends of democracy to the citizenry.
While thanking Deltans for their support, Bashorun Askia appealed to them to sustain the love they have for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He however pointed out that despite the unhealthy distractions from opposition elements in the state, Governor Okowa has remained focused and more determined in delivering on his campaign promises.