The Supreme Court’s ruling affirming Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the duly elected governor of Delta State had been called an act of God, and a reaffirmation of God’s decree before 2015 Governorship Election, when he first ascended the office as the elected governor of the state.
Making the assertion in his response to the ruling, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, who is the Board of Trustee (BOT) Chairman of Christian Community Platform, (CCP), and Presiding Bishop of True Worshippers Assembly Inc, Obiaruku, Ukwuani Local Government Area, he said the victory at the apex court was not a surprise, despite the fact that it created tension in the minds of the people of the state.
Nmalagu, an ardent supporter of the Okowa policy on Stronger Delta, said that those who witnessed the election in the state on March 2019, will testify that the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its Candidate, Chief Great Ogboru did not contest any election to grant them victory. Rather, while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Okowa were working, and strategising on how to win at the polls, the APC was busy relying on federal might, which they continued to hope for till the recent apex court’s judgment.
“We all know the opposition APC, and its candidate, Chief Great Ogboru, did not contest election in 2019, they were never prepared, they were hoping for a magical win, through the intervention of the APC –led Federal Government, and they continued to rely on that till the final Judgment that affirmed the victory of Senator Okowa as the authentic winner. This is a confirmation of what had been ordained before 2015, which was again affirmed in 2019.”
The bishop while congratulating the party, PDP, and Senator Okowa for the victory, called on the opposition, and its candidate in the last Governorship Election to join hand with the state to move the economy and social development of the state to a more befitting level, and reminded them that the state is not the state, of the PDP, or Governor Okowa in terms of economic development policies, but for everyone who is from the state, or resides in the state, as development of the state is beyond party politics.
“I congratulate PDP, and Governor Okowa for the victory at all level of the electoral tribunal. However, let me state it clearly, the opposition should join hands with the Okowa lead government to move this state to a more befitting stature in terms of economy and social development. The state is for all, enough of the distractions. The opposition should engage the government of the day, with policy suggestion on how to move the state to a level of envy amongst states in the state in terms of economic and social development”