Obasanjo endorses Okowa for second term, inaugurates  landmark projects in Delta State  - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, November 19, 2018

Obasanjo endorses Okowa for second term, inaugurates  landmark projects in Delta State 

• Obasanjo and Governor Okowa

Carl Austin

Former  President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday described  the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, as a "good product," and urged Deltans to reelect him in 2019, to enable him consolidate on his good works in the state.

Obasanjo added that Okowa is a good leader, explaining that whenever a good leader or product is found,  one  does not have to discard it for another, hence the propriety of identifying the Governor as one that should be embraced by the people.

The elder statesman who quitted partisan politics in the build - up to the 2015 general elections, made this known while inaugurating series of landmark projects executed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa's administration in the state.

Some of the projects inaugurated include 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.

According to Obasanjo, Okowa is a performing Governor.

"As an elder statesman, whatever I see and heard, my mouth will talk about; where I came 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.

 "The people of Delta State should not throw away a good product, better, make good use of the opportunity you have, Governor Okowa is my brother, the performing Governor of Delta State and he is following with good steps.

"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," Chief Obasanjo said.

In his speech, Okowa lauded  the former President for honouring Delta State with his presence and for inaugurating projects in the state.

Also, the Chairman of Delta State Traditional Rulers Council and Obi of Owa, HRM Emmanuel Efeizomor II, commended Obasanjo for coming to the state to inaugurate projects executed by the Governor.

The monarch hailed Okowa for the laudable projects, saying he deserves another term of four years.

"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," Obi Efeizomor said.

Similarly, the duo of the Chairman of Ika South Local Government Area, Hon. Victor Okoh and his counterpart in Ika North-East Local Government Area, Hon. Victor Ebonka, submitted that Governor Okowa has done very well and had  touched the lives of the people positively.

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