-By Albert OGRAKA:
Managing Director/CEO of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh FCNA, CrFA, has said that the choice of the Governor of Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as Vice Presidential candidate by the Peoples Democratic Party’s flag-bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, speaks volume on the quality of integrity that he possesses as a loyal party man, team player, bridge builder, reliable, dependable, nationally altruistic and a consummate patriot.
Bashorun Askia made the declaration while celebrating the 63rd birthday anniversary of the Governor of Delta state, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
In a statement signed by him and titled “63 Garlands For Our Vice Presidential Candidate”, the DESOPADEC boss described the governor as “Humble. Amiable. Unassuming, Godly, Focused. People-oriented. Leader.”
He affirmed that “These attributes and more capture the essential Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Governor of Delta State and Vice Presidential Candidate of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for the February 2023 General elections, the latter being another well deserved and fitting leadership vestment thrust on you by virtue of your rich pedigree as a manager of men and resources.”
The statement further reads that “Today, our amiable leader clocks 63 years.
“For the wonderful works you have done for our people, the accomplishments not just in the provision of infrastructure but also for giving our younger generation the wherewithal to take their destiny in their own hands and become employers of labour, we are proud to celebrate you.
“Most remarkably and it needs stressing here, your choice as Vice Presidential candidate by our party’s flagbearer, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, speaks ample volume on the rare quality of integrity that you possess as a loyal party man, team player, bridge builder, reliable, dependable, nationally altruistic and a consummate patriot. We are indeed glad to be part of history.
“As you add another year, Your Excellency, the Board, Management and Staff of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) are privileged to walk the path you have charted to making a difference in our mandate communities.
“There is no gainsaying that your visionary reform and remodeling of DESOPADEC have ushered robust achievements, in meeting the expectations at the grassroots.
“As we return all the glory and adoration to the Most High God, you deserve a hearty commendation for initiating the projects that have remarkably changed the narrative of development in Delta State.
“We join millions of well-wishers worldwide to celebrate your visionary leadership and guidance that have progressively and positively changed the narrative of development in Delta State.
“We pray for a more prosperous, Stronger Delta and that our younger and unborn generations will steadfastly hold on to the tenets and virtues you continue to espouse for their success.
“Happy birthday, Your Excellency!”