Delta state House of Assembly hopeful for the Warri South West constituency seat, in 2019 elections, Mr. Tony Okirika, has commended the people of Anioma nation in Delta North Senatorial District for the recent grand reception they organized in honnour of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa recently, during which they endorsed and adopted him as the district’s sole governorship candidate.
Mr. Okrika, who called on other senatorial districts to follow in the steps of the people of Delta North by endorsing and adopting Governor Okowa for second term, lauded the governor for his excellent achievements so far.
The successful businessman and publisher of Dandora Magazine, made the call for the endorsement of Governor Okowa for a second term, while expressing his joy with the people of Anioma nation for organizing the grand reception for their son and endorsing him as their sole candidate for the 2019 governorship election, in recognition and appreciation of the good governance and giant developmental strides made in virtually all the sectors, which have been the hallmarks of the governor’s administration, since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.
According to the Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Governor Okowa merited the grand reception from the Anioma nation and deserves his endorsement for a second term to consolidate on the good works he has been doing through the SMART Agenda in job creation for the youths through the YAGEP and STEP entrepreneurship schemes, enhancing healthcare and education structures, and ensuring sustainable peace in the Riverine areas of the state.
He pointed out that the the the governor’s efforts have yielded improved revenue generation, provision of proper and functional administrative processes, dedicated financial support for market women and small scale businesses through the Micro credit scheme and major infrastructural development initiatives. These, Okrika argued can be seen in the visible projects like the rehabilitation of schools, construction of roads, upgrading of the Asaba Intermational Airport and the massive storm drainage to check flooding in Asaba the state capital, besides other outstanding achievements of his administration so far.
While noting that Governor Okowa took over a depleted economy which was ravaged by recession for nearly two years of his administration, Okirika stated that the Delta Governor had succeeded in turning around the economic fortunes of the state by an honest, pragmatic, dedicated, dynamic and God fearing leadership style, which has plugged administrative loopholes, stemmed financial wastages and set down a well articulated strategic governance roadmap. “This roadmap has been followed with precision and has guided the administration from an almost dead economy to the recent confirmation that the IGR of the state has hit a whopping N51billion,” Okrika said.
The scion of the famous Okirika family of Gbaramatu kingdom in the Ijaw nation of Delta South, who is eyeing the seat presently occupied by distinguished Hon. Daniel Mayuku, stressed emphatically that with all the achievements so far recorded by Governor Okowa, there is absolutely no doubt that he deserves a second term so as to bring more dividends of democracy to Deltans.