Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
The Delta State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has commended the emergence of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as the new Chairman, South-South Governors Forum, describing it as an appropriate political decision that is good for the region at this present time.
Celebrating the announcement of Governor Okowa’s new assignment in the South-South region, the State Publicity Secretary, Delta PDP, Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, in a statement titled “Okowa’s emergence a chairman, South-South governors’ forum is good for the region – Delta PDP’, noted that the unanimous selection of the Delta State Governor to handle this major regional responsibility, will not only give the South-South the desired quality leadership required to stabilize the zone but will also define a clear political direction for the district going forward.
Dr. Osuoza’s statement reads: “We received the news of the emergence of our leader, His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (Ekwueme), the Executive Governor of Delta State, as the new Chairman, South-South Governors Forum, with great excitement and a huge sense of satisfaction.
“This uplifting news of the elevation of our Governor and leader, Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, did not come to us as a surprise, given the outstanding administrative track record and the admirable political savvy of a man whose stature and pedigree has grown in leaps and bounds over the years, as the epitome of excellence, transparency, and integrity in the political space.
“ Ifeanyi Okowa is the doyen of gentleman politics in Nigeria. A politician gifted with an astute strategic articulation, an admirable strength of character, post-modern analytics of the vicissitudes and complexities of contemporary political cleavages, he is the complete symbol of a new generation politician aptly suited for the times and seasons of this existential epoch.
“The decision to saddle Senator Okowa with the quite challenging responsibility of piloting the affairs of the South-South Governors Forum, especially at this auspicious time when the region is under tremendous siege from an intimidating array of multifarious political cum socio/economic exacerbations, is quite instructive and a definitive statement and testimony of the dynamic new direction the region desires to embrace and pursue as the political climate transforms.
“ We are indeed proud to note that Governor Okowa has emerged as a peace builder, a calming influence in the turbulence of political controversies, a respected umpire in the management of conflict situations, a resonant voice in the advocacy for politics without bitterness, and indeed, a trusted leader and beacon of hope, progress, and pragmatism in the comity of Governors, peers, associates, and political groupings, not only in the South-South, but across the country.
“We have no doubts whatsoever that your selection as the new Chairman of the South-South Governors forum will usher in a golden era of peace, progress and the resolution of rancorous and acrimonious situations which have threatened the efforts of the region to achieve maximum potentials and operate in a harmonious and united capacity.
Congratulations Ekwueme! Delta and South-South PDP celebrate you today and always.”