-By Albert OGRAKA:
AS Deltans prepare to go to the polls this Saturday, March 09, 2019 for the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Bashorun (Hon.) Askia Ogieh JP, has caIled on all sons and daughters of Isoko nationality to come out en-masse to exercise their civic duty in support of the re-election bid of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Bashorun Askia, a member of the Security Committee of the Delta state PDP Campaign Council also harped on the need for a violent-free elections and expressed confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will outshine the unpopular gang-up of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) to engage in rigging the elections.
The Executive Director (Finance and Administration) at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), explained that the Peoples Democratic Party had engaged in issue-based campaigns, just as the Governor Okowa’s leadership qualities in the state has made tremendous efforts in providing well needed infrastructure as well as people orientated policies and programmes for the good of Deltans.
While congratulating all victorious PDP candidates in the just concluded Saturday February 23, 2019 Presidential/National Assembly elections in the state, High Chief Bashorun Askia Ogieh, said the people’s vote will further help sustain the glory that incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has brought to bear on Delta state.
He noted that the victory of the party candidates in the last elections is an indication that the PDP has entrenched itself as a grassroot party with people oriented programmes and policies as well as life impacting projects geared towards building a stronger Delta.
He therefore called on all Isoko people, devoid of their political leanings, to come out en-masse on Saturday to exercise their civic duty, assuring them that in spite of the huge development in the areas, made possible by Governor Okowa, more projects are to be executed and commissioned on the return of the governor.
Bashorun Askia however submitted that since the Delta Central and Delta South senatorial districts were granted their fair shares of opportunities to serve the state in governorship capacities, it would only be fair to allow Delta North Senatorial District to complete their eight years in office just as Delta Central and South have equally done.