As the 2019 governorship election approaches in Delta state, all traditional rulers across the Delta North Senatorial District led by His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel Efeizomor II (JP) OON, have passed vote of confidence on Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta state whom they described as a listening and exemplary leader, to run for a second tenure. The event which attracted the presence of prominent personalities from within and across Delta State who accompanied the Governor to the palace of the Obi of Owa Kingdom where he received royal blessings, took place recently.
Speaking at the event, on behalf of the royal fathers, the Chairman, Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers (DSCTR), HRM, Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor II (JP) OON, gave thanks to God for blessing the good people of Delta State, particularly those from Anioma nation with Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, whom he said has performed more than expected of him in terms of developmental strides. The monarch further disclosed that before now, himself and all traditional rulers in the Delta North Senator District met, discussed and categorically looked into some of the achievements of Governor Okowa and discovered that he has performed better than other ex-Governors in Nigeria. The Obi noted that it is because of Governor Okowa’s good governance that they; the Traditional Rulers in Delta North Senatorial District have decided to pass the vote of confidence on him, to demonstrate to him that he has done well in Delta State and to urge him to contest for a second tenure.
Speaking further, Dr. Efeizomor charged all royal fathers present at the meeting to go home and mobilize their people in their respective kingdoms for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s second tenure, come 2019. He therefore assured the governor that come rain, come shine, all royal fathers in Delta North, Delta South and Delta Central Senatorial Districts are solidly behind his candidacy, adding that if it results to prayers, as they are ready to gather together to pray for him, and even if they have to go out for campaigns, as they have made up their minds, that he emerges victorious in the 2019 gubernatorial election. The monarch concluded by calling on all sons and daughters of Owa Kingdom in particular and Anioma nation in general to support Governor Ifeanyi Okowa come 2019 and prayed God to strengthen him and continue to give him the wisdom and strategies to pilot the affairs of Delta state.
Expressing his gratitude over the vote of confidence passed on him, His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, thanked the royal fathers for their support and prayers towards his success in Delta state. Speaking broadly on the developmental strides, Governor Okowa said that in no distant time, all standing projects, a lot of persons think have been abandoned in the state will be completed, though some might take more than one year to be completed due to their high cost. He therefore urged the royal fathers in Delta North to maintain cordial relationship with those in the Central and South Senatorial Districts as it is only unity and harmony that will make them achieve their expected goals. The governor drew the attentions of the monarchs to the fact that the strength of the rulers in any given positions either political or otherwise is the strength of the people.
He concluded by promising not to disappoint the Obis and the good people of Delta State who voted for him and who are also eager to repeat same come 2019, rather he will continue to do his best to move the State forward.