- Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for a second term in office
- Obasanjo made his stance known while commissioning series of landmark projects executed by the governor
- Obasanjo is currently on a two-day working visit to the state
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state for a second term in office.
Obasanjo who endorsed Okowa while commissioning series of landmark projects on Monday, November 19, executed by the governor, urged Deltans to give their leader the opportunity to continue with his good works in the state by voting for him in 2019.
Legit.ng gathered that some of the projects commissioned included, the dualised old Lagos/Asaba road, from Emuhu junction to Agbor-Obi junction, the dualised Owei-Ekei/Owa-Alero road, from old Lagos/Asaba road to Owa-Alero round about and the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
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“As an elder statesman, whatever I see and heard, my mouth will talk about; where I come from, we are always looking for good things and when we have good things, we hold on to it; when you have good leaders, hold on to them; this governor (Ifeanyi Okowa) from what I have seen and from what I have heard, he is a good product and when you have a good product, you don't throw it away, I know that this governor is a good governor, I will hold on to him because he has started well and we must give him the opportunity to consolidate on his good works,” Obasanjo said at the commissioning of Owa-Ekei/Owa-Alero road.
Also, at the commissioning of old Lagos/Asaba road, Agbor, the former president said: “I want to congratulate all of you in Delta state for the progress you have achieved, we should continue to achieve progress through what God has given to us through the instrumentality of Governor Okowa.
“I am from the part of the world where if you have a good thing, you don't change it because, the known is better, you don't change the known for the unknown, and Governor Okowa is the known and he is working.”
Governor Okowa in his speech, thanked the former president for coming to Delta to commission projects, disclosing that the projects executed by his administration at different parts of the state including riverine communities were described as difficult terrains before his emergence as governor.
The chairman of Delta state Traditional Rulers Council who is also, the Obi of Owa, HRM Emmanuel Efeizomor II had also thanked former President Obasanjo for coming to the state to commission projects.
“Our son, Governor Okowa has done very well, it is a fact that all the governors that ruled Delta state did two terms, Governor Okowa cannot be an exception, we should rally round him for him to complete eight years as governor,” the royal father said.
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Meanwhile, Obasanjo recently stated that Nigeria can only progress when all its citizens have a sense of security, unity and belonging.
The former president made the comment on Sunday, November 18, in Asaba at a meeting with the executive members of the Delta state royal fathers.
His words: “I am an incurable optimist about this country, Nigeria is not a perfect country but it can be made to make progress, move at a pace that will be advantageous to all of us, no matter our tribe, position gender and race.
“We can have a country that is at peace with itself, where unity is enthroned, a country where every one will be their brothers' keeper, where performance will be obvious in the governance and running of the affairs of our people, a country where everyone will have a sense of belonging.”
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