Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Okowa savours re-election as Governor, seeks partnership to build greater Delta State

By News Express on 12/03/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 473


Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has dedicated his re-election victory to God, urging his opponents and all Deltans to join him in building a greater state.

At a special thanksgiving service held on Monday afternoon at the Government House Chapel, Asaba, to celebrate his victory at the Saturday, March 9, 2019 gubernatorial polls in the state, Governor Okowa observed that the victory was made possible by God.

His wife, Dame Edith, wife of the Deputy Governor, Dr Ebieri Otuaro, former Governor of the state, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, members of the National Assembly, among other dignitaries, attended the thanksgiving service which was held shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared that Governor Okowa polled a total of 925,274 votes against his closest rival, Chief Great Ogboru of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who got 215,938 votes.

“We have come here (Government House Chapel) to give thanks to God because, we are a praying state and whatever victory or success we have recorded is as a result of His benevolence,” the Governor said.

He continued: “Before the elections, we heard all manners of stories but, we trusted in God and those who led the campaign trusted in God and I want to appreciate every one of them; I want to appreciate my leader, former Governor James Ibori; yes! We heard several stories but we also ask our own question, how will they do it without the votes of the people? By the grace of God, we won very convincingly in the 23 out of the 25 local government areas of the state and lost marginally in the two local government areas that we lost.”

“I must publicly appreciate the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for being very firm and fair and doing what they ought to do as a commission, we must continue to grow and know that whatever we do, it should be in the best interest of the country; I want to appreciate the security agencies for standing for fairness and I must thank our religious leaders for their prayers and mobilisation; we are all victorious together; it is a victory for justice, equity, fairness and a victory that will bring better love in Delta State.

“There is no loser, this is the time to join hands together and build a greater Delta State; our opponents should join us as I seek the cooperation, the partnership of all Deltans because, we have done so much but, a lot more will be done in the next four years starting from May 29; as I seek for your cooperation and partnership as Deltans, I also seek for your prayers, we must work hard to take Delta State to greater heights; we need to be peaceful because, with peace, we will achieve a lot.

“My desire is that as I leave office as Governor in 2023, we should be proud of the job we have done together in our state and give thanks to God; please, trust in the Lord our God.”

The Chaplain of Government House Chapel, Ven. Charles Osemenam, had in a sermon, stated: “Delta State is unique and the uniqueness of Delta makes everything work peacefully; when a thing is of God, the thing is unstoppable; we are here to say, Father, thank you because, if not for God, the enemy will be rejoicing; people will know that there is God in Delta State; this is a new beginning and we thank God for the victory of our Governor at the polls, we thank Deltans for being peaceful before, during and after the elections.”

At the thanksgiving service, prayers were offered for successful inauguration ceremony to hold on May 29, peaceful state and successful more years in office for Governor Okowa and his Deputy, Barr. Burutu Otuaro.

•Photo by Bripin Enarusai shows Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), his wife, Dame Edith (right), former Governor, Chief James Ibori (3rd left), Senator James Manager, (2nd left), and the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori (left), moving to the Government House Chapel for a victory thanksgiving shortly after being declared the winner of the just concluded State Governorship election in Asaba.

 

Source News Express

Posted 12/03/2019 05:24:20 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Revealed: How Jonathan dropped Peter Obi from ministerial...

FG moves to strengthen NYSC

Lawyer identifies causes of rape

BPE pays ex-PHCN staff N373bn severance allowance

Bakassi militants task FG over promises

Saraki lists gains of 3 new Petroleum Industry...

Procter & Gamble support UNICEF, USAID relief efforts...

BREAKING NEWS: Rilwanu Lukman is dead

13 Nigerian pilgrims abscond in Israel

Last minute deal saves National Conference •How northern...

Weather forecast for Saturday, March 16

NNPC subsidiary resumes international shipping of crude oil...

 

Latest News ECOWAS Parliament faults closure of Nigeria’s borders, demands reversal REVEALED: How Oshiomole hijacked NDDC Board Chairmanship from Ondo State Buhari dissolves Obono-Obla’s panel on loot recovery 5-year-old boy shoots, kills brother Call Miyetti Allah to order, South-East farmers tell Buhari Trouble as lawmakers threaten Foreign Affairs Minister over xenophobia Adoke (ex-Minister who nearly committed suicide after leaving office) lied — EFCC •Tells him to come back home for trial Delta to spend over N1bn on rehabilitation of Federal roads Accidents: FRSC gets tough with Dangote RTEAN expels National President, suspends Secretary-General Senegal to offer free breast cancer treatment Airport: Ebonyi Govt. admonishes host communities

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (541,070 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,230 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,558 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,780 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,786 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,694 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,830 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,480 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,539 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,578 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,919 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,503 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,447) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,109) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,957) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,422) Opinion (1,359) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,449) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,169) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera