The 2023 Delta PDP Governorship Candidate, Olorogun David Edevbie has felicitated with Deltans on the occasion of the 31st creation anniversary of the state.
Olorogun Edevbie in a statement personally signed by him, expressed optimism of a bright future for the state, noting that, as administrations over the past 31 years have focused on development of infrastructure, “we must now accelerate our development strides to attain a new world of greater industrial, commercial and technological prowess by which the world will reckon with us in various fields of human endeavours, and our young men and women can realise a brighter future”.
The statement obtained by this medium, reads below.
“On this occasion of the 31st anniversary of the creation of our dear state, I am especially delighted to join all Deltans in celebration.
“From its creation in 1991 and into the current democratic dispensation in 1999 till date, we have accomplished tremendous progress in terms of physical and human development for which all Deltans can be proud and grateful to God.
“Through these years, roads and bridges have been built to connect our various communities; various social infrastructures have been established to cater for the needs of the people, but most important is that we have upheld our diversity with pride and protected our unity against all odds.
“For these, I congratulate all Deltans in recognition that everyone, men and women, young and old, rural and urban, has contributed to the process, individually and collectively.
“I commend successive Governors of the State, especially their Excellencies, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and Sen. Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, for their continued provision of quality and visionary leadership and direction.
“I also commend our traditional rulers and various leaders of our communities as well as leaders of political, spiritual, civic, business, sports, education, health and security institutions for their contributions and commitment to the growth of our state and its peace and harmony.
“Of particular note also is the Peoples Democratic Party and its leadership from inception till date for their efforts in maintaining the political harmony and stability of our state in the last two decades.
“Indeed, we cannot claim that we have attained our best. We are still far from achieving the Delta State of our dreams as it is still a work in progress.
“However, with gratitude to Almighty God for blessing us with colossal mineral, agricultural, water, land and above all, talented human resources, we must remain resolute in optimising these to achieve the great and manifest destiny God designed for us.
“The past 31 years have been primarily focused on building structures and strengthening our institutions. As we advance in age, we must now accelerate our development strides to attain a new world of greater industrial, commercial and technological prowess by which the world will reckon with us in various fields of human endeavours, and our young men and women can realise a brighter future.
“Delta must redefine its capacity for productivity, commercial success and economic prosperity.
“This is achievable with strong-willed leadership, able to break new grounds, and the commitment to inclusive development for our entire citizenry.
“A bright future awaits Delta, and as we look ahead to this next stage of our march of progress, I urge all Deltans to uphold the ideals of mutual love, peace, tolerance and determination, which are preconditions for a modernised state.
“Congratulations, our dear leaders!
“Long live Delta State!