…Says no political oxygen for opposition parties, candidates.
Overall Development of Delta State will be the prime focus of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, if voted into power on March 11, this year.
Campaign spokesperson, Barr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, gave the assurance on Monday while speaking as a guest of Quest Radio and Television in Ughelli, Delta Central Senatorial District, saying that Oborevwori is the only governorship candidate with the required experience, competence and political willpower to govern a multiethnic state like Delta.
He noted that PDP developed the state from scratch to her present enviable status through the efforts of past governors and the incumbent, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, adding that other political parties are aliens in the socioeconomic and political affairs of the state.
Oghenesivbe who is the Assistant Deputy Director, Media and Publicity of Delta PDP Campaign Council, further asserted that the M.O.R.E agenda of the incoming governor, Oborevwori, is such that will advance Delta State from where Okowa administration will stop in May 29, with priority attention on the productive sectors, especially in the area of public-private partnership to accelerate industrialization, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Agricultural sector reforms, human capital development to enhance sustainable economic growth.
He said Delta under the incumbent governor and Vice Presidential Candidate of PDP, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has been rated by national and multinational agencies as one of the best states in Nigeria, and second to none in poverty reduction through multifaceted entrepreneurial skills acquisition and human capacity development which Oborevwori administration will sustain and improve upon to take out thousands of employable and unskilled job seekers from the labour market.
And on why PDP campaigns have been very peaceful despite the unprecedented mammoth crowd following, Oghenesivbe, a Distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management, Dfcism, revealed that the low level of poverty in Delta, rated as the second least poor state in Nigeria, as well as the good governance strides of governor Okowa, is largely responsible for the conducive environment for a peaceful and robust campaigns.
Another salient reason Oghenesivbe gave for peaceful and successful campaigns in Delta is the enviable personality, competence, integrity and humility of the governorship candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, noting that he is greatly loved as a unifier, a philanthropist, a visionary leader and a Pan Deltan, who has been a key player in the affairs of Delta State since he became Speaker of the State House of Assembly in nearly six years and counting.
“Our party’s candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori is doing fantastically well in his campaign as can be seen from the Mammoth crowd in all our rallies. He is the real deal in the governorship election.
“Deltans have adopted his M.O.R.E agenda and the political drum beats transcends the three senstorial districts, to the extent that the candidates of opposition parties are crashing out and gasping for political oxygen.
“PDP and Oborevwori will continue to ensure that no oxygen is available for opposition parties and their candidates to survive at the polls on February 25 and March 11, this year,” Oghenesivbe assured.