…Says the future of Delta is in safe hands.
By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro Esq, former Chief of Defence Staff, General Alexander Ogomudia, Retired, and former federal lawmaker, Senator Stella Omu, were among the dignitaries that paid congratulatory visit to Delta State Governor-Elect, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, at his official residence in Asaba.
Otuaro who was accompanied by executive members of the famous KBO Political family, said the entire state, especially members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are still engulfed in superlative celebration over the well deserved victory of the party at the polls.
He noted that the Governor-Elect, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, has the required visionary leadership qualities; humility, integrity and competence to pilot the affairs of the state after the terminal date of Okowa administration, because of his privileged position as a system player and head of the legislative arm of government, who worked very closely with the incumbent governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, CON.
In the same vein, General Alexander Ogomudia noted that Oborevwori’s victory attested to the fact that God had ordained him to govern the state at this time, looking back to the numerous legal battles he fought after the party primaries but came out victorious.
Ogomudia urged the Governor-Elect, Sheriff Oborevwori, to embrace his traducers as required of a consummate leader and be a father to all Deltans.
One of the foremost leaders of PDP in the state, Senator Stella Omu, commended the Governor-Elect for his maturity, wisdom and excellent leadership charisma which he exhibited throughout his ordeal during post party primary, adding that the time is ripe for Sheriff Oborevwori and leaders of the party to come together to heal wounds and join hands to move the state forward.
Senator Omu and General General Ogomudia charged the Governor-Elect to remain focused and be magnanimous in victory, reach out to all aggrieved party members and stakeholders as required of a detribalized Pan Delta leader.
Speaking further on Thursday, Delta Deputy Governor, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro expressed confidence that Oborevwori shall do well as governor for all Deltans, judging from his large heart, detribalized nature, uncommon humility, respect for constituted authorities, unblemished integrity and honesty, adding that the KBO Political family is very happy that he made it at the polls.
“We are here to Congratulate you and to also congratulate ourselves and the entire PDP family in Delta State. I am here with members of the KBO family to Congratulate us for a job well done.
“We have been conducting elections in this state since 1999, and suffice to say, this is one phenomenal election, very interesting, very challenging. We give glory to God that we are here strong, hale, hearty and sound, celebrating ourselves.
“We are truly happy for what God has done for us. Your administration will be an extension of the legacies of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, and as you know, I worked closely with him. I had the opportunity of presiding over the last executive council meeting and I reminded Exco members where we were coming from in 2015.
“We came into governance at a time it was truly challenging and you are an integral part of this government, we know where we are coming from, we know where we are and we know where we are going.
“Delta shall be safe and sound in your tenure as Governor. I trust your integrity and competence. You will do more for Deltans.
By God’s grace you have the heart that is large enough to continue with the legacies that hold dear to our hearts, that is what we need in governance, a man that is accessible, a man that has a large heart, a man that is able to see beyond, not a man that claim he knows it all”.
“I know you will do better because you have lived your life for your people and for Deltans in general. We are truly happy and proud that we did what we did to have you as our next leader and governor, and today we are here to celebrate with you.
“We are here to congratulate and celebrate you, and to congratulate us all. God will grant you good health, wisdom and long life to govern the state from May 29, 2023 and beyond,” Otuaro said.
Responding, the State Governor-Elect and Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Deputy Governor and his KBO family for the visit.
“I am very happy receiving our dear Deputy Governor. I am happy because he is a very loyal and committed leader, in all that happened, he never changed. What I love in you is the loyalty to our Governor and his leadership, and for believing in our great party, PDP.
“I will consolidate on all the gains of Okowa administration and there is no way I will abandon any project. All the uncompleted projects must be completed before awarding new ones. I believe strongly that government must be a continuous process.
“I will be Governor for all Deltans. I want to assure you that this government is our government and your government, a government for the good people of Delta State.
“I will run a government of inclusiveness. This visit is so dear to me. You worked so hard for our victory, and I will pay you a thank you visit soon”, Oborevwori said.
Governor-Elect, Oborevwori has continue to receive visitors in droves as a result of his landslide victory. He polled 360, 234 votes to relegate the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ovie Augustine Omo-Agege to second position.
Senator Agege polled 240, 229 votes winning four local government areas out of the twenty five LGAs, losing twenty one LGAs to the Governor-Elect and incoming governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, JP.