Despite Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa’s statement a few days ago that he had not endorsed any aspirant for the 2023 governorship election, today however, he summoned all ad-hoc delegates and directed them to vote for Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori as PDP governorship candidate while they may vote for any other person for the state and National Assembly primaries
This is not surprising because most of his aides have been openly campaigning for the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori. However some of the delegates who spoke to newsroom247.com.ng said they have their own candidates
During the 2022 quarterly media interaction in Government House Asaba, the governor said “”if anybody tells you l have endorsed him as a sole candidate, he is not saying the truth, l have not endorsed anybody. So, don’t mind those who are saying I have endorsed one person or the other as a sole candidate in the forthcoming PDP primary election.”
He said however said he was of belief that whoever would take over from him as the Governor of the state would be a person that could not only initiate new projects to move the state to the next level but the person who could consolidate on the projects which he had done in the state.
Dr. Okowa said further: ” all l pray and know is that the person to take over from me is the one who can consolidate on the projects which l have done in the state’
According to him, there are many projects, including roads which have been completed and many more are on going across the state especially in Asaba as well as Warri and appealed to Deltans to protect government’s property adding that whatever projects done in the state belongs to all not ‘Okawa’ projects.