- Seeks reconciliation among the people
From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the people of Ogbe-Ijoh in Warri South-West Local Government Area and Udu in Udu Local Government Area to avoid anything that will jeopardize the peace being enjoyed in the area.
The Governor made the call when he led top politicians to campaign for candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the January 6, 2018 council elections in the state.
According to the Governor, “Peace has returned to the area; there is peace in Delta State and I want our people in Ogbe-Ijoh and Udu to consolidate on the existing peace and be more united.
“Peace has returned; and I like the happy faces I am seeing here. This should continue. There should be total reconciliation; and I am happy that the candidates of our party, the PDP, for the local government elections are peaceful people. They will make the peace the people now enjoy to be more solid. We get more benefits as peaceful people, people living in harmony than people who are fighting. Through dialogue, the best results will be achieved,” the Governor said, emphasizing, “I plead that you (people of Ogbe-Ijoh and Udu) should reconcile; because we don’t want any security challenge in any part of the state. We are one as Deltans; we must work for peace.”
He also praised the traditional rulers in the area and the youths for the roles they are playing for peace to reign, assuring that his administration will continue to execute projects that will impact on the lives of the people.
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr Kingsley Otuaro, who was personally at the campaign rally at Ogbe-Ijoh, stated that Warri South West local government area has always delivered the highest number of votes for the PDP during elections, assuring that such would be replicated at the council elections.
Chairman of the PDP in the state, Barr Kingsley Esiso, said the excitement on the faces of the people was clear evidence that the PDP was on ground in the area and will emerge victorious in the elections.
At Udu, former campaign Manager of Chief Great Ogboru, Chief Ochuko Johnson decamped from the Labour Party to the PDP, saying that Governor Okowa administration has shown sincerity in governance.
At each of the venues of the campaign, PDP flags were given to the Chairmanship candidates, while councillorship candidates were called out and introduced to the people.