Ibori congratulates Okowa, thanks Deltans for choosing peace, unity
FORMER governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, has congratulated governor-elect, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and thanked the entire people of the state for choosing peace and unity.
Chief Ibori, in a statement by his Media Assistant, Mr Tony Eluemunor, made available to Tribune Online, averred that the people of Delta State spoke with one voice last Saturday by reelecting Senator Okowa for a second term.
“This victory belongs to the whole people of Delta State, not to the Peoples Democratic Party members alone because the entire state acted as one to enable Governor Okowa to win his electoral victory convincingly in all parts of the state.
“I cherish this unity of purpose that has stood Delta State apart as the people have been marching forward politically as one since 1999,” he noted.
He said that the people of Delta has since 1999 chosen peace and unity of purpose ahead of strife and discord, disharmony and rancour, adding that “this wise choice has saved the state from the conflict and internal contention that have wrecked many states in Nigeria”.
Chief Ibori said that he was absolutely sure that Okowa will continue his good work and remain committed to the whole state as his constituency because his victory was made possible, not by his Anioma people alone, but by all Deltans from the lush and fertile upland areas to the creeks and mangrove swamps of the oil-bearing zones.
He appealed to all Deltans to join hands with Governor Okowa and the state PDP chapter to take the state to the next level.