From Osakhare Erese, Asaba
Yorubas in Delta State have endorsed Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for a second term in office. This decision was reached at the monthly meeting of the Yoruba Progressive Forum (YPF) which is the umbrella body of Yorubas in Delta State.
The meeting, which was held in Ogwashi Uku headquarters of Aniocha South Local Government Area was attended by the Chairman and Secretary from each of the 25 local government area of the state.
The forum discussed and x-rayed laudable achievements of the Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
After much deliberations, a motion that the Yorubas in Delta State endorses and support Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for another term in office as Governor of Delta State during the next gubernatorial elections was moved by Alhaji Suleiman Badmus , Secretary of YPF and member Delta State Pilgrim Board and the motion was second by Hon. Bamidele Ojekunle a councilor in Oshimili South LGA and Financial Secretary of YPF.
The president of the Yoruba Progressive Forum, Evangelist Prince Aladeniyi Julius who is based in Sapele called for a voice vote to accept the motion which was
Those who signed the endorsement include: Prince Adeniyi Shittu- Uvwie LGA, Evang. Olusegun Oyewumi Oshimili North,Yemi Amusa-Udu LGA, Ahmed Ismaila- Ika North East Anikpokpo Musibua -Warri South.
In an interview, the president of the Yoruba Progressive Forum Evangelist Prince Aladeniyi Julius said that with the endorsement of the Governor, the Yorubas being the second largest population after the indigenes will mobilize it’s people because of the infrastructural development programs so far achieved within a short time.
He mentioned various roads projects completed across the state, completion of Asaba International Airport , Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba. Storm drainages, Markets ,YAGEP and STEP empowerment. Similarly the groups welfare officer Alhaja Lateefat Odunola extolled the qualities of Dr Okowa as a detribalised Nigerian and she said this had led to a very peaceful and harmonious coexistence and thriving businesses between Deltans and non Deltans in the State.