…..As Osubi agog over home coming of Governor-Elect.
By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq.
Former Federal Minister of Information and Professor of Political Science, Prof Sam Oyovbaire has described the emergence of Delta State Governor-Elect, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, as the handiwork of God, and urged his political detractors to sheath their swords and join hands to move the state forward.
Oyovbaire who was at the Osubi country home of the Delta State Governor-Elect to congratulate him over his landslide victory at the polls, said God gives power to whoever he chooses, and that when God anointed David to be kind over Israel, all efforts made by King Saul to stop him proved abortive.
The Professor Emeritus likened Sheriff Oborevwori to King David who despite all ordeals prevailed because he was the man after God’s heart. Prof Oyovbaire urged the incoming governor of Delta State, to reach out to his traducers, settle all grey areas relating to the 2023 electioneering contest within Delta PDP, and be Governor for all Deltans as promised during his electionering campaigns.
Prof Oyovbaire described Sheriff Oborevwori as a source of pride to Delta State, Okpe Kingdom, as well as Urhobo nation and commended his visionary leadership as the longest serving Speaker of the State House of Assembly, noting that Oborevwori’s wealth of experience and the political bridges he built across board over the years will make the business of governance easier, smooth and result oriented.
“It’s by God’s special grace that you made it at the polls to become our next party leader and Governor. I have no doubt that you will do well to build on the solid legacies of our amiable incumbent leader and governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
“Looking back to the many battles you fought before and after the governorship primary, it became crystal clear that you are God’s choice for Delta State at this time.
“When God anointed David to be king over Israel, all efforts to stop him proved abortive. King Saul could not stop the move of God concerning David. I see you in that light, judging from the series of legal battles you went through, and God was there working out things for you until you were declared Governor-Elect. God be praised.
“You are my special son and I urged you to give your best to Delta State, be governor for all Deltans and do as you have said by advancing Delta with your M.O.R.E agenda,” Oyovbaire said.
Delta Governor-Elect, Sheriff Oborevwori thanked Oyovbaire, popularly referred to as “father of government” for finding time out of his busy schedule to pay him a congratulatory visit.
Oborevwori said Prof Oyovbaire has been a major source of inspiration and promise to consult him for useful advise whenever the need arises, saying that as one of the founding fathers of PDP, his inputs in government will add value to good governance in the state.
“I am so delighted that my daddy (Prof Oyovbaire) is here to celebrate with me over my victory and PDP’s success at the just concluded governorship election. It’s heart warming.
“You have been a source of inspiration to me and upcoming politicians in the state. I will not disappoint you as I assume office on May 29. I will always consult you whenever the need arises,” Oborevwori assured.
Meanwhile, Osubi Community in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, went ago on Saturday as residents and party members gathered at Osubi Airport to welcome Delta State Governor-Elect, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, over his victory at the polls on March 18.
Oborevwori had a long walk with his teeming supporters from Osubi Airport via Ughelli Motor Park to Osubi Civic Centre where he addressed a Mammoth crowd, thanking them for their support, prayers and show of inestimable love.
He reaffirmed his determination to listen more, do more and achieve more for the good people of Delta State through the instrumentality of the M.O.R.E Agenda; Meaningful Development, Opportunity for all Deltans, Realistic Reforms and Enhanced peace and security, anchored on transparency, accountability, honesty, equity and good conscience.