Major political stakeholders in Isoko North Local Government Area, Delta state under the aegis of Unity Group have thrown their weight for the re-election of the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in 2019.
To this end, the Unity Group has passed a vote of confidence on the governor and for his re-election in 2019 based on his numerous achievements with practical footprints of development in Isoko land.
Addressing large crowd of the people at Iyede, Isoko North, the state Commissioner for Housing and Acting Chairman of the group, Architect Joseph Ogeh said Unity Group was formed in 2015 as a platform to support and project the election of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as governor.
He said the meeting of the group was to reinvigorate members with a mandate to support the governor’s re-election in 2019 based on his achievements on the saddle of leadership since May, 29, 2015.
Architect Ogeh noted that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has proved himself as a prudent manager of resources and delivered life transforming projects across the state with Isoko nation not left out in terms of project execution.
The Acting Chairman, Unity Group listed some achievements of the Okowa administrations in Isoko nation to include road infrastructure, upgrade of the Ofagbe Technical College, accreditation of the Law and Engineering Faculties of the Oleh Campus of the Delta State University which were not accredited before the coming of the present administration.
Architect Ogeh maintained that Governor Okowa has a penchant for development stressing that the state government’s support for the Ozoro Polytechnic stadium which has hosted several tournaments and the completion of the fifteen years abandoned Asaba township stadium renamed Stephen Keshi stadium as well as the completion of the Isoko national secretariat as practical development effort of the governor.
While urging members of Unity Group to galvanise the people for more support towards the re-election of Governor Okowa to enable him consolidate on his achievements Architect Ogeh said the governor has performed creditably well hence needs their support.
The Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Tim Owhefere said Unity Group was used as an umbrella to project Senator Ifeanyi Okowa stressing that the group would ensure that no opposition breaks into Isoko land.
He said in the 2015 governorship election Isoko North came sixth in terms of voting adding that the people should work hard to improve on their previous performance as the governor has proved himself with practical development.
He urged all PDP ward executives to remain committed to the ideas of the party stressing that the PDP leadership has directed everybody to confine himself or herself to their wards.
Others who spoke include the Pioneer Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Okoro, the Commissioner representing Isoko ethnic nationality on the Board of DESOPADEC, Hon. Oviemuno Oghoore, Dr. Patrick Akporuno, Dr. Nelson Ejakpovi among others said Unity Group was totally in support of the reelection of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and PDP candidates that would emerge from the primaries.
They said Governor Okowa has performed beyond expectations having come on board when there was recession hence the only way to appreciate him was to support and reelect him to continue the good works.
They added that there was no place for the opposition in Isoko nation stressing that Governor Okowa prepared for governance hence his articulate policies and programmes which has brought the dividends of democracy to Deltans.
The highlight of the meeting was a motion for a vote of confidence and for the reelection of Governor Okowa in 2019 based on his outstanding performances of development moved by Professor Chris Akpotu, seconded by Professor Usiwona Enuku and was unanimously adopted through a vote by Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Okoro.