From Michael EKOKORUWE:
Delta State polytechnic students from the three campuses located at Ozoro, Ogwashukwu and Oghara, have organized a sports fiesta, tagged ‘’Ibori sports fiesta 2019” to commemorate His Excellency Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former governor of Delta State for the establishment of the Delta state Polytechnic that has produced personalities in the state and entire nation.
The event which held at Ozoro polytechnic stadium, Isoko North local government area, featured track and field competition by selected students numbering over two thousand from the three campuses of the institution.
Speaking to newsmen, comrade Wiska Anthony, president student union government from Ozoro campus of Delta State polytechnic said, during the student week 2019, unanimous decision was reached by the executives of the student union government of the polytechnic, to organize sports fiesta in honor of Chief James Onanefe Ibori for his role in the establishment of the three campuses of the institution.
Wiska noted that the sports fiesta will be observed once in two years to honor governors with legacies on human capital development and infrastructural development of the state. He urged students of the institution to use the occasion to improve on sporting activities which according to him forms integral part of the nation’s economy.
The three campuses which had selected athletes for 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters finals also witnessed football final between Ozoro campus football team and Oghara campus football team during the event. At the end of the competition, Ozoro campus football team scored four goals to defeat Oghara campus football team that scored three goals.
Wiska commended professor Job Akpodiete, rector Delta State polytechnic Ozoro and management of the institution for support and cooperation at ensuring that the event was successful. He also commended the student union government executives that represent the entire students of the institution for successful sports fiesta.
Also speaking, comrade Itare Godspower, president student union government from Oghara campus and Miss Enebeli Choice, vice president student union government from Ogwashukwu campus, noted that the establishment of the institution has enhanced the graduation of students that could not get admission to the university.
Itare maintained that the sports fiesta organized in commemoration of the former governor, is intended to appreciate legacies of good governance even as students will always remember the good intention towards the establishment of the institution.
On his part, Akpobome precious, treasurer student union government from Ozoro campus posited that the three campuses of the institution has created employment in the state, adding that Ozoro polytechnic stadium and other infrastructures in the three campuses of the institution brought development to Delta State which according to him was instituted by Chief James Onanefe Ibori.
The track and field athletes were decorated with medals presented by comrade Wiska Anthony and other executive members of the student union government of the polytechnic. The climax of the event was celebration by the students for successful student week and Ibori sports fiesta 2019.
In attendance was Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, Chairman Isoko North local government area, represented by Hon. Apije Benson, supervisory councilor for works, manager and staff members of Fidelity Bank Abraka, Mr. Oyekachi, registrar Ozoro high court, Mr. Oladimeji Kasheem, polytechnic sports director among others.