Wild Celebrations across Delta State and beyond greeted the affirmation of the election of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as duly elected Governor of Delta State by the election petition tribunal sitting in Asaba with Governor Okowa calling on opponents to join hands with his administration to work for the people.
Deltans took to the streets, dancing and singing glory to God while the Government House gate, the Anwai road was blocked for hours as jubilant Deltans who were eager to attend a thanksgiving service at the Government House Chapel, Asaba blocked the road.
Speaking at the victory thanksgiving service, Governor Okowa gave thanks to God and urged the opponents as Deltans who have the people’s interests at heart to join his administration in moving the state forward.
According to the Governor, “today’s affirmation of my victory by the tribunal was an invitation to all and sundry to join hands with this administration to move the state forward,” adding, “in particular, I extend my hand of fellowship to Chief Great Ogboru of the Labour Party and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressive Congress, both of whom I am sure are desirous to see Delta become a centre of excellence in all spheres of human endeavour.These men are my brothers, not my enemies and I look forward to welcome whatever idea and suggestions they have for the developmental aspirations of our beloved Delta State.”
“Delta State can ill afford another round of litigations, it will be no use continuing these needless litigations, we burn our money, we burn our time to the detriments of Deltans, it is time to think Deltans, it is not about political parties but about Delta State,” the Governor said amidst thunderous amen by the mammoth crowd that attended the thanksgiving service.
The Governor urged Deltans to be united and cooperate with his administration to enable it deliver on its electoral promise of prosperity for all Deltans,
While using the occasion to thank Deltans and his supporters in different parts of the world for encouraging him, the Governor assured Deltans of his administration’s commitment to diversify the economy and make the state the food basket of the country.
The Chaplain of the Government House Chapel, Revd. Osemene said it was important to give thanks to God no matter the situation noting that Governor Okowa has started doing good works in the state.
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, ASABA