Former Minister of Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has that said God designed and accomplished Governor Ifeanyi Okowa victory over All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, at the Court of Appeal, Abuja, on Friday, November 15, 2019.
Gbagi, stated this while reacting to the dismissal of Ogboru’s appeal against his defeat by the governor in an interview with reporters.
He said, “The case was dismissed for being unmeritorious, the victory is not for Governor Okowa only, it is for all Deltans, who have kept faith and ensured that the state is put on a proper footing. The victory as proclaimed by the Justices of Court of Appeal, Abuja, is exactly as I predicted on Thursday.”
“The unadulterated truth is that Delta is a one party state and that party is the Peoples Democratic Party, which was why a former governor, who exited the party, could not win a senatorial election on the platform of another party.
“Okowa’s resounding victory is in the interest of every Deltan, not because it is a win-win situation for all and sundry, but from the situation on ground physically, the governor is prudently managing available resources and transforming the state.
“I knew he would win because Deltans voted for him and having been following the case, I addressed reporters on Thursday, saying the tribunal judgment that upheld his victory by INEC was lucid, and had no grounds for Court of Appeal to upturn it, which was what you saw today (yesterday).
“I congratulate Governor Okowa for living up to the confidence Deltans reposed in him, I congratulate the Justices of the Court of Appeal for fittingly dispensing justice and Deltans for keeping faith with their governor, a man of character and boundless energy to serve,” he said.