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A former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has congratulated the entire people of Delta state, for choosing peace and unity by re-electing Governor Arthur Ifeanyichukwu Okowa for a second term.
In a statement issued yesterday by his Media Assistant, Tony Eluemunor, Ibori said that the people of Delta state spoke with one voice last Saturday and overwhelmingly supported Okowa to continue his good work in the service of the state.
Ibori said: “This victory belongs to the good people of Delta State, not to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alone, because the entire state voted massively to re-elect Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who defeated his opponent convincingly. I cherish this unity of purpose”.
He said that “the people of Delta chose fairness, equity, peace and unity instead of discord, disharmony and rancour. This wise choice has saved Delta from the conflict and internal contention that has wracked many states in Nigeria”.
Ibori said he was absolutely sure that Okowa will continue his good work, and remain committed to the entire state as one constituency because his victory was made possible by all Deltans from the lush and fertile upland areas to the creeks and mangrove swamps of the oil-bearing low lands.
“Now that the elections are over, Delta State needs to move on with its normal developmental strides on all fronts; industries, education, road construction or sports, and continue with its normal role; showing the rest of the country the way to follow. Therefore, I appeal to all Deltans to join hands with Governor Okowa to advance Delta State, Nigeria’s Big Heart”.