Okowa Thanks Deltans For Oborevwori’s Victory At Guber Poll


Following the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) guber candidate in Delta State, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori as governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a special thanksgiving service was held at Government House Chapel, Asaba in appreciation to God for the victory of the party.

Addressing residents of the state who thronged the Chapel for the thanksgiving service, the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa thanked God for granting PDP victory and equally commended Deltans for voting for Chief Sheriff Oborevwori and Sir Monday Onyeme as governor-elect and deputy governor-elect respectively.

Governor Okowa charged the governor-elect and his deputy to put God first in all they do, attributing the success of his administration to divine providence.

According to him, he has learnt a lot of lessons from the presidential and governorship elections, adding that he would offer the incoming administration the best of advice to enable them succeed in office.

“Today is a glorious day in the sight of God because of what we went through since on Saturday, March 18. We thank God for leading us to victory

“I thank all Deltans who have been out there campaigning for us, the PDP. I thank all of you for coming to rejoice with the governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and the deputy governor-elect, Sir Monday Onyeme.

“So, l thank you all for coming. As you go back home, remember to continue to give thanks to God for what He has done in our lives and in our state.

“We have come here to dance and to sing praises to God for what He has done in our lives. I thank all our leaders, our women and all our youth for working so hard towards the victory of our party (PDP).

“My greatest joy today is that l am sure that this altar of God will stay alive” Governor Okowa said.

To House of Assembly members elect, leadership of the PDP and other stakeholders, he called on them to rally round Chief Oborevwori to enable him achieve set goals.

While commending Deltans for their support in the last eight years, he promised to remain committed to doing more till his last day in office as governor.

“As l thank you all, l must also thank Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan for the roles he played in uniting aggrieved members of the party in the build up to the 2023 general elections in the country .

“In these last two weeks, God has taught me a lot of lessons and it is my prayer that you (the governor-elect) will not make some of the mistakes that we made,” he added.

To those that defected before and during the electoral contest, he wished them well, emphasizing that he held no grudge against anyone.

Congratulating the governor-elect and his deputy, the governor urged them to relate more with the people at the grassroots, even as he implored them to trust in the Lord for He alone would endow them with what they need to succeed.

He, also, enjoined Deltans to work with the governor-elect and his deputy so as to sustain the tempo of sustainable socio-economic and infrastructural growth and development in the state.

In an interview, the governor-elect, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori said he was overwhelmed by the support of Deltans at the polls, promising to justify the confidence reposed in him.

Governor Okowa; his wife, Dame Edith; former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and the governor-elect, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori who watched the live television transmission of the election result as released by INEC, jubilated when the winner was declared.

Earlier, the entire Government House, Asaba, was thrown into jubilation when Chief Oborevwori was declared winner of the governorship election.

Dignitaries at the special thanksgiving service were Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his wife, Dame Edith; former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan; the governor-elect, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori and his wife Mrs. Tobore Oborevwori and his deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme among others.

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