By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Deltans to give Governor Ifeanyi Okowa the opportunity to continue his good works in the state by voting for him in 2019.
From left; former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo; Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, during the Official Opening and Commissioning of Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Obasanjo made the call Monday while commissioning landmark projects executed by Governor Okowa’s administration.
Some of the projects commissioned include, the dualised Old Lagos/Asaba Road, from Emuhu junction to Agbor-Obi junction, the dualised Owei-Ekei/Owa-Alero road, from old Lagos/Asaba road to Owa-Alero round about and the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
“As an elder statesman, whatever I see and hear, my mouth will talk about it. Where I came from, we are always looking for good things and when we have good things, we hold on to it. When you have good leaders, hold on to them; this governor (Ifeanyi Okowa) from what I have seen and from what I have heard, he is a good product and when you have a good product, you don’t throw it away, I know that this governor is a good governor, I will hold on to him because he has started well and we must give him the opportunity to consolidate his good works,” Obasanjo said at the commissioning of Owa-Ekei/Owa-Alero road.
He said: “The people of Delta State should not throw away a good product, better make good use of the opportunity you have. Governor Okowa is my brother. He is the performing governor of Delta State.”
Also, at the commissioning of old Lagos/Asaba road, Agbor, the former President reiterated, “I want to congratulate all of you in Delta State for the progress you have achieved, we should continue to achieve progress through what God has given to us through Governor Okowa.”
“I am from the part of the world where if you have a good thing, you don’t change it because, the known is better, you don’t change the known for the unknown, and Governor Okowa is the known and he is working,” Obasanjo added.
Okowa, in his speech, thanked the former President for coming to the state to commission projects, disclosing that the projects executed by his administration dots different parts of Delta State including riverine communities that were described as difficult terrains before his emergence as governor.
Chairman of Delta State Traditional Rulers Council who is also, the Obi of Owa, HRM Emmanuel Efeizomor II, thanked Obasanjo for coming to the state to commission projects, stating, “ Okowa has done very well. It is a fact that all the governors that governed Delta State did two terms. Okowa cannot be an exception.”
we should rally round him for him to complete eight years as Governor,” he stated.
Chairman of Ika South local government area, Hon. Victor Okoh and his counterpart in Ika North-East local government area, Hon. Victor Ebonka observed that Governor Okowa has done very well to touch the lives of the people positively.