Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated the member representing Okpe Constituency, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and his Ukwuani Constituency counterpart, Hon. Ochor Christopher Ochor on their election as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the 7th Delta State House of Assembly.
In a similar vein, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council, has also congratulated Rt Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and Ochor on their election today, saying: “The NUJ also urged the house to take as paramount the legislation of laws for the general improvement of the standard of living of Deltans, particularly in checking youth employment and entrenching social insurance schemes in line with the Stronger Delta Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.”
Governor Okowa in a statement in Asaba today, Monday, 10/6/2019 lauded members of the 7th Assembly for their choice of Sheriff Oborevwori and Ochor Christopher Ochor as Presiding Officers of the 7th Assembly, noting that the duo will bring their experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.
The Governor also congratulated other members of the House for their victory at the 2019 polls and urged them to bring their extensive knowledge and understanding of lawmaking to the service of the state.
“As Governor of our dear state, I promise to give my total support to the House and anything that will be required to ensure that you discharge your responsibilities fully without any inconvenience,” he stated.
Okowa urged the members be proud of their emergence to represent their various constituencies from the teeming population and therefore they are duty bound to work for the overall interest of the State.
“Our people have entrusted us with this special mandate with a resounding victory in the last elections, the least we can do for them is to ensure that we make good laws for the good governance, security of lives and property and ensure service to the people for a Stronger Delta, adding “We need to understand that as representatives of the people, we must always consult with our constituents who sent us to the House and as messengers that we are, it is expected that we return home often to brief them on our representation”, he said
“On behalf of the government and people of Delta State, I congratulate you all on your success at the polls and I wish you God’s help in yet another phase of your continuing service to the good people of Delta State,” the statement added.
The NUJ also in a statement endorsed by the Chairman, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Secretary, Comrade Churchill Oyowe, said that the re-election of Oborevwori was a show of confidence in his leadership of the house at the sixth assembly.
The council also congratulated Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor on his emergence as the Deputy Speaker, describing his elevation as a sweet comeback to the house, having served briefly as representative of Ukwuani State Constituency in the fifth assembly.
While equally congratulating other members of the house elected into leadership positions, the NUJ urged the house to see the smooth enthronement of its new leadership as a sign of oneness and the willingness to work as a team in the seventh assembly by upholding its constitutional role of checks and balance to the executive.
It assured the house of the readiness of the council to strengthen the working relationship with it towards the advancement of the democratic experience in Delta State.