-By Albert OGRAKA:
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Executive Director (Finance and Administration) at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun (Hon.) Askia Ogieh JP, has said that the political rallies organized by Delta Political Vanguard (DPV) is a pre-victory celebration for the second coming of the Delta state governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa in 2019.
Bashorun Askia made this disclosure during a brief chat with Blank NEWS Online, shortly after a recent grand rally held at the Oshimili South local government Arcade in Asaba, the Delta state capital.
Recall that the Delta Political Vanguard (DPV) has held similar sensitization rallies for Governor Okowa in virtually all the 25 local government areas of the state with repesentatives drawn from the diverse ethnic nationalities of Delta state.
He insisted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s performance, through the people oriented policies enshrined in the administration’s SMART agenda, has aleady secured him another tenure and scored him above board, adding that based on equity arrangements, the incumbent governor will get the nod of entire Deltans to return him for an eight year term as executive governor of Delta state.
“Its a pre-victory celebration because we are very sure that we will win. First based on equity, that the two other senatorial districts occpied the seat for eight years when their persons were there. There shouldn’t be an exception.”
The party chieftain said that despite the fact that funds accruing to the state through the federal government allocation and internally generated revenue were in short supply, Governor Okowa has continued to sustain the tempo of good governance by keeping the state afloat.
“When the nation’s economy was in shambles as it were and funds were short in supply, it was so difficult to keep the state afloat but despite all of that, he (Governor Ifeanyi Okowa) brought in his management acumen to have been able to pull us out of the woods and stabilize the state.
“The most important aspect of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa’s leadership qualities is
his performance, especially his performance on roads across the state and other infrastructures in all other critical sectors which earned him the name of “Road Master. It is only necessary for him to come back to consolidate on those gains.”
Bashorun Askia, while assuring Deltans that Governor Okowa was a good product to market, confirmed that his landmark achievements in the state which has earned him local, national and global accolade are unprecedented.
“All parts of Delta state are fully represented in DPV because when we come, all ethnic groups in the state is represented. We bring message from every ethnic group and key leaders are the ones that speak to the people to reassure the people that we are for him. We want all Deltans to stay strong. The DPV itself is all about Okowa and nothing else. He has done well. He is a good product, easy to sell.”