>Governor Okowa and Deputy, Kingsley Otuaro at the tribunal victory church thanksgiving service.
Senator Deavid Mark, left, congratulates Governor Okowa at the thanksgiving service.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged his rival in the March 9 gubernatorial election, Chief Great Ogboru of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to join his administration in building a stronger state.
He made the call on Friday at an inter-denominational thanksgiving service shortly after the reaffirmation of his electoral victory by the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which sat in Asaba.
“I appeal to my brother, Ogboru, that the time has come to stop fighting; it is time to partner together to do the best that we can for our people.
“I appeal that enough is enough; it is time to build Delta State together for the good of our people.
“I ask for the hands of the opposition, because Delta State is for all of us; we cannot do it alone and I want to thank our supporters and all Deltans for praying for us.
“We require the assistance of all in prayer and in human partnership, and we must continue to pray for our state and our country, because we believe that our prayer will save our country.
“As Deltans, we must hold firmly to the Lord, because Delta State will continue to remain peaceful and united as we will prosper together,” he said.
The governor, who also thanked his legal team and former President of the Senate, Sen. David Mark, who attended the service in company with his wife, assured Deltans that the next four years would be more fruitful than his first tenure.
Earlier in his sermon, the Government House Chaplain, Venerable Charles Osemenem, had said that God ruled the affairs of men.
According to him, because God is interested in the affairs of man, we should be careful and mindful of what we do; let us acknowledge God in all our ways because, our God never fails.
“When He opens a door, nobody can close it,” the chaplain said.
Wife of the Governor, Dame Edith Okowa, the Deputy Governor, Mr Kingsley Otuaro; Sen. James Manager, House of Representatives member, Ndudi Elumelu; Speaker, Delta House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborovweri, were among dignitaries at the service.
Meanwhile, the ruling of the Governorship election petitions tribunal has been described as the confirmation of the victory of PDP and it’s governorship candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the winners of the 2019 Governorship election in the state.
The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher Ochor Ochor, in a statement said that the victory is a confirmation of the supremacy of the party and it’s candidate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
The Deputy Speaker who was reacting to the judgment of the Election Tribunal, said that before and during the elections, the party had prepared to win, and they won. And this was further confirmed by the judges of the Tribunal.
He stated that there is no gain saying that the party and it’s members were well prepared before the election, and had built a strong party at the community level, who had the skills to mobilise and canvases for votes during elections.
He congratulated the party, and Governor Okowa for the victory, and called on all Deltans irrespective of party affiliation to join hands with the governor to build a stronger Delta.