Gov. Okowa Commences State Wide Town Hall Meetings May, 9

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Governor of Delta state, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa will begins his town hall meetings across the 25 local government areas of the state where he is expected to brief the people on the activities of his government in the last two years.

Okowa made this known Saturday at the country home of the former governor of Delta state, Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan Warri, while addressing party faithful at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta South Senatorial District stakeholders’ meeting hosted by Uduaghan.

Okowa said that such town hall meetings were important to enable government hear directly from the people, saying.

“We shall soon embark on town hall meetings which will commence from May 9, starting with the two Isoko Local Government Areas. This tour is very important to us because it will enable us appraise ourselves and talk to the people directly and also hear from them on the policies and programmes of government.”

While commending the people for their support, Okowa disclosed that the State Government has embarked on several road projects in the riverine areas including Ogulagha, Okerenkoko, Oporoza,  Ogidigben, Ode-Itsekiri township roads among others.

“Beyond the road projects, I  am also pleased to inform you that our law faculty in Oleh campus has received full accreditation from the Nigeria Universities Commission.”

The governor thanked the people of the district for their prayers and contributions to the peace that has returned in the area.

“I thank you for recognising the little we have done despite the economic recession. By the grace of God we will continue to do more especially as peace has returned to our oil producing communities’.

On local government council elections, the Governor cautioned aspirants to exercise restraint and await directives from the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission, DSIEC, promising that “When the time for election comes, we will ensure a free and fair election.”

Earlier in his welcome address, immediate past Governor of the state, Mr. Emmanuel Uduaghan thanked Governor Okowa for the laudable projects he has executed despite taking over government at a difficult time.

He cautioned against rumour mongering adding that the party is stronger in the state despite the challenges at the national level while assuring that all the leaders of the party are united and that no one is leaving the party.

The Chairman of the party in Delta South, Chief Emman Agbaduba appreciated party leaders and stakeholders for their support for the party.

The meeting was attended by party leaders and top government functionaries including, National Vice Chairman, South South, Elder Emmanuel Ogidi, State Chairman of the party, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, Senator James Manager, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Leo Ogor, Hon Daniel Reyenieju, members of the Delta State House of Assembly and, Council Chairmen.

Our correspondent reports that the meeting witnessed the endorsement of governor Okowa for a second term in office come 2019 by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta South Senatorial District

Meanwhile controversy has continued to trail the series of endorsements of governor Okowa which party sources said are been bought by the governor following the monumental failure of his administration across the state.

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