The Executive Director, Social Services Development, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, and a strong contender for the 2019, Delta State House of Assembly seat for the Ukwuani Constituency, Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, have hailed the grand reception held in hour for the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa by the people of Delta North, popularly known as the Aniomas, in honour of his development strides, and being the first elected son of the area to occupy the seat of the Executive Governor of the state.
In a statement congratulating the governor, Hon Ochor says the reception is not only for the appreciation of a worthy son, but also timely as the reception will shore up more support for the governor as the party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, prepares for the 2019 General Election.
“The reception is to show the support of the people of Delta North for the governor, and the time for it is very timely”. He said.
Hon Ochor who reflected the achievements of Governor Okowa, especially as he became the chief executive officer of the state, when the Nigerian economy nosedived, said that there is a lot for the people of Delta North to celebrate their own, as he had weathered the storm of the recession that affected the country, due to the fall of world oil prices.
“If we can reflect and go back to history, and remember that this governor took over when the Nigerian economy was at its lowest ebb, and he still navigated the stormy water to carry out development projects in all the Senatorial District of the state, then this man needs to be celebrated. And if we the people of Delta North cannot celebrate our own, then who will? He asked.
He described the governor as a pragmatic and resilient man, who had managed the resources of the state with great statesmanship of special skill of an economic manager.
The 2019 House of Assembly Hopeful used the opportunity to thank the governor for his supports to DESOPADEC, and the people of Ukwuani, as the government has ensured that Ukwuani local government area benefited from its development agenda, as most abandoned projects in the area is being completed, and commissioned as in the case of the Umutu Skill Acquisition Centre, the ongoing work at the Umutu Community Market, projects long abandoned and had being completed and commissioned or being completed after many years of abandonment, and other projects like the Ekpemili Primary School, Obi-Ogene, Ebedei, the deflooding of the Obiaruku Main Market, renovation of schools in Amai, Ezhionum, and constructions of roads in the local government area, is enough to celebrate the governor.
“The Ukwuani people, who are my people should ignore the opposition, let us celebrate this achiever of our time. He had done what many had not expected him to achieve. He had lived his name, “EKWUEME.
Hon Ochor state further that the reception was also used to mobilise the people of Delta North for his second term bid, as the party, and the governor will need the great support from the people of the area to complete his second term in office.
“The 2019 project has started. With this gathering, we have to show our support for the governor. We have to start and mobilise the entire state, I don’t expect any other district to be at the fore front”. He said.