- Okowa Urges High Level Of Decorum
Palpable tension may have gripped politicians over the new move by the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration to ensure that members of the State executive council, who have indicated interest to contest in the 2023 general elections exit, in compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act.
The Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu disclosed this on Friday, March 25, 2022, while briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
He revealed that some members of Exco were leaving the cabinet to pursue their 2023 aspirations and wished them well in their future endeavours.
He however, declined naming those who may have been affected.
“Today’s Exco may be the last session for members of exco who have indicated interest to contest in the 2023 general elections.
“It is their desire to go and contest and we wish them well even as the governor has advised all contestants involved in the contest to avoid heating up the polity.
“At the moment, Delta is a very peaceful state and we want it to remain so even in the course of the electioneering campaign and as such all contestants have been advised to maintain a high level of decorum.
“They should use words recognising the fact that we are all brothers whether in the party at the level of primaries or at the level of the main contest with any other opposition party.
“What is important is that we are all Deltans and those aspiring to lead must show leadership by using languages that are in line with what those who are to be called leaders use.
“So if you don’t see some members of Exco in the next meeting do know that they have complied with the provision of the Electoral Act of 2022 as passed by the National Assembly.” Aniagwu stated.
-By Albert Ograka, E.I.C