By Ajuwa Victor Asaba
The Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta state council has congratulated Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on his re-election.
NUJ equally hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the peaceful conduct of the state governorship and legislative election in the state. The group said “reports from across the state, adjudged the process leading to the re-election of the governor as free, fair and transparent, and therefore credible and thanked God that the outcome was contrary to fears of threat to peace, order and security of lives and property.”
The statement signed by the Chairman of the Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, also declared that the victory of Governor Okowa was a bold endorsement by Deltans of the principle of equity and rotation of the governorship seat among the three senatorial districts in Delta state. According to the statement, Okowa’s victory was also an endorsement of continuity of the development strides of his administration.
“The council also congratulated all other political parties and their candidates, particularly the All Progressives Party (APC) and its candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, on the concerted efforts they put in the campaigns, which the council believed, had helped to make for engaging and robust electioneering campaigns in the state.
The leadership of the union pledged to contribute objectively to facilitate the success of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa administration, adding that it looked forward to an ever robust relationship with the Government of Delta state in deepening democratic tenets and good governance.
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