By Olisemeka Obeche
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged the electorate to be prepared to defend their votes during 2019 general elections. Governor Okowa who is seeking re-election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the call during the party’s campaign rallies held at the Warri Township Stadium, Effurun and Orerokpe respectively.
He told party supporters at Orerokpe: “during the elections, for every unit, don’t leave after voting, remain, send delegations to accompany the electoral officers to the Ward, the local government headquarter and to the state headquarter, don’t give them room to rig.”
While listing some of the projects he has executed in the areas, the governor stated that if his administration could do so much in four years, another four years would transform Delta State.
At Uvwie, Okowa took a swipe at one of the gubernatorial candidates who indicated in his billboard that he should be voted for based on consistency and integrity. “My opponent is very consistent in contesting in every election after which, he will run to Lagos for another four years and in the area of integrity, we are aware that for every election, he contests on another political party’s platform, is that what he meant by integrity?”
Chairman of the Campaign Council, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, praised Okowa for his outstanding performance while pledging the resolve of the PDP-led government to double its efforts towards development of the state next term.
“Governor Okowa is working very hard and the results of his hard work are visible for all to see; our Governor has delivered first class dividends of democra
cy, he will complete his second term in office,” Prof. Oyovbaire, a former Minister of Information,said.
Former Minister of Defence, Dr Roland Orisejafor, also urged Delta electorate to vote for PDP during the general elections for better dividends of democracy. “We are going to protect our votes, we are voting for stability,
we are voting for continuity, we are voting for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for President, Dr Okowa as our Governor. “The Federal Government is an embarrassment to Nigeria, security is in shambles, the economy is in problem, Nigerians are hungry, we must get it right with our votes,” he added.