Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said townhall meetings will be held across the 25 local government areas in the state to brief the people on the activities of government.
The Governor stated this at the weekend in Warri while addressing party faithful at the PDP Delta South Senatorial District stakeholders’ meeting hosted by Immediate Past Governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.
The meeting was attended by party leaders and top government functionaries including, National Vice Chairman, South South, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, State Chairman of the party, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, Senator James Manager, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Leo Ogor, Hon Daniel Reyenieju, members of the Delta State House of Assembly and, Council Chairmen.
Governor Okowa said that such townhall meetings were important to enable government hear directly from the people .
“We shall soon embark on townhall meetings which will commence from May 9, starting with the two Isoko Local Government Areas. This tour is very important to us because it will enable us appraise ourselves and talk to the people directly and also hear from them on the policies and programmes of government.”
While commending the people for their support, Senator Okowa stated that the State Government has embarked on several road projects in the riverine areas including Ogulagha, Okerenkoko, Oporoza, Ogidigben, Ode-Itsekiri township roads among others.
“Beyond the road projects, I am also pleased to inform you that our law faculty in Oleh campus has received full accreditation from the Nigeria Universities Commission”, he said .
He thanked the people of the district for their prayers and contributions to the peace that has returned in the area asserting “I thank you for recognising the little we have done despite the economic recession. By the grace of God we will continue to do more especially as peace has returned to our oil producing communities’.
On local government council elections, the Governor cautioned aspirants to exercise restraint and await directives from the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC assuring “When the time for election comes, we will ensure a free and fair election.”
Earlier in his welcome address, immediate past Governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan thanked Governor Okowa for the laudable projects he has executed despite taking over government at a difficult time.
He cautioned against rumour mongering adding that the party is stronger in the state despite the challenges at the national level while assuring that all the leaders of the party are united and that no one is leaving the party.
The Chairman of the party in Delta South, Chief Emman Agbaduba appreciated party leaders and stakeholders for their support for the party.
High point of the meeting was the passing of a vote of confidence on the governor and his Deputy Barr. Kingsley Otuaro and an endorsement for a second term come 2019.