…Okowa Seeks Executive, Legislative Co-operation For Stronger Delta
…Bashorun Congratulates Owefere, Ogba, Onwo, Others
By Albert OGRAKA:
Following the formal inauguration of the 7th Delta State House of Assembly on Monday, June 10, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and other notable Deltans have congratulated the member representing Okpe Constituency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and his Ukwuani Constituency counterpart, Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor on their successful election as Speaker and Deputy Speaker respectively.
Governor Okowa, who in a statement made available to Blank NEWS Online in Asaba on Monday lauded the legislators for choosing the duo to preside over the 7th Assembly, urged the legislature to use their extensive knowledge and understanding of law making to work for the overall interest Deltans and in building a stronger Delta state.
“As Governor of our dear state, I promise to give my total support to the House and anything that will be required to ensure that you discharge your responsibilities fully without any inconvieniences.
“Our people have entrusted us with this special mandate with a resounding victory in the last elections, the least we can do for them is to ensure that we make good laws for the good governance, security of lives and property and ensure service to the people for a Stronger Delta.
“We need to understand that as representatives of the people, we must always consult with our constituents who sent us to the House and as messengers that we are, it is expected that we return home often to brief them on our representation.
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, i congratulate you all on your success at the polls and I wish you God’s help in yet another phase of your continuing service to the good people of Delta State,” the statement added.
Also in his statement, a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state, Bashorun (Hon) Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, assured that the duo of Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Hon. Ochor Christopher Ocho will impact a new lease of legislative prowess in the Delta state legislature.
Bashorun Askia, the immediate past Executive Director, Finance and Administration (EDFA) at DESOPADEC said, “I have worked very closely with the Speaker Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori who was returned because of his good leadership qualities and the Deputy Speaker Rt. Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor, who was before now my colleage at the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC). They will surely bring their great wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.” He assured.
He extended his congratulatory message to the legislators from the Isoko Nation, which includes, Hon Tim Kome Owefere (Ksm) from Isoko North; Hon Kenneth Ogba, Isoko South Constituency I, and Hon Chief Ferguson Ajiroghene Onwo, Isoko South Constituency II respectively for their successful inauguration into the 7th Delta State House of Assembly.
Bashorun Askia, also led a delegation of some Isoko leaders and stakeholders, including Hope Alive members to the inauguration ceremony of legislators from the Isoko Nation, at the Delta State House of Assembly where they exchanged pleasantries.