“The people of Delta North have said that it is the turn of Anioma to serve for eight years. If there is any Anioma person that is opposed to Okowa’s re-election for second term, then we should ask the person to tell where and how he was born into Delta North.”
The forgoing is the campaign talk of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who is also the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Delta North, at the Aninshi Primary School, when the PDP campaign train pulled up at Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha-South Local Government today, 16/1/2019.
It was a sarcastic way of denouncing any Delta Northerner that will oppose the second term return of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa as governor of Delta State.
At that well attended rally that basked in gaiety, amid dancing, drumming and chanting of the praise of Okowa and Delta state as a PDP state, the State PDP chairman, Barrister Kingsley Esiso came up to the rostrum to the people, saying in pidgin English: “We don tire for APC; APC bring hunger to Nigeria, APC bring herdsmen to kill our people and rape our women.
He then introduced Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the PDP presidential candidate as the next president of Nigeria. He urged the people to vote massively for him.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa, confident that his administration has recorded a lot of achievements that will earn the PDP victory in the forthcoming general elections, urged the party faithful to mobilise the people to collect their permanent voters cards (PVCs).
The governor who made the call at different times at the campaign rallies of the PDP at Aboh, Ndokwa East; Kwale, Ndokwa West and Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government areas of Delta State, stressed that an impressive PVC collection would give rise to increase in the number of votes at the polls.
“We thank you for coming out emmasse to receive us, it shows that Delta is PDP and, PDP is Delta State; there are still some voters cards that are yet to be collected, mobilize our people to utilise the window offered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for everybody to collect their voters cards,” he said, adding, “we want every Unit, Ward, and every local government area to beat its previous record in delivery of votes.”
Okowa continued: “We know we will win but, we should win with very high margin; you have listed the roads we have constructed, those we are constructing, the empowerment programmes we have done, when we make promises, we keep to our promise and in the next four years, we will surpass our achievements, vote for all the candidates of the PDP. ”
“This is not the time for disagreement, it is time for work as a one united family because, the best results come from local government areas where there is unity,” the governor who was accompanied to the venues of the rallies by his wife, Dame Edith, his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Esiso and top politicians in the state said.
At Aboh, he declared: “I relate with my people, I am at home with my people, the good people of Delta State, I enjoy staying in the state; together, we have worked for more than three years and we deserve to thank God for the success stories; even when you are at home, praise the Lord.
“We are going on campaign from local government to local government, our people are campaigning from Ward to Ward, Unit to Unit, door to door, we must be armed with our voters cards that is what we will use to choose good governance for another four years, collectively, we can,” the governor who sang and danced with Deltans at the venues of the rallies said.
Those who also spoke at the venues of the campaigns include Chief Godwill Obielum, Senator Patrick Osakwe, Chief Jerry Ossai, Director General of the Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Chairman of the Campaign Council, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, among numerous others listed the achievements of the governor which will be reciprocated by Deltans through massive votes for candidates of the PDP in the elections.