We Decided To Reward Okowa With The VP Ticket, After His Contributions At Delta — Ayu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu has lauded the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, saying the party took cognizance of his outstanding development efforts and rewarded him in return.

The chairman announced this yesterday at the opening ceremonies of the multi-billion-naira Ogheye Floating Market, Odokun Secondary School, the 3 km pedestrian road connecting Oboghoro to Ogheye-Dimigun, and the pedestrian bridge spanning Jorojoro Creek to Ogheye-Dimigun, all of which are located in Delta State’s Warri North Local Government Area.

He said: “Thank you Deltans for the support you have given to us in our journey so far to recover and rebuild Nigeria.

“I am happy to come back to the state for the second time as National Chairman of our great party to inaugurate projects executed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who by the grace of God will become our next Vice-President in a few months.

“I first took note of Okowa’s works as Governor when he built the best State Secretariat in the country and I remember telling him that the nation was taking note of his contributions to the development of his people.

“Some political parties will come to campaign to the people, make all manner of promises to deceive the people into voting for them but when they come into the office they don’t fulfil their promises and that’s criminal.

“But the PDP which I was a founding member of was formed to work for the people and we are particularly proud of our governors who are hoisting the party’s flag high.

“I am happy that there is continuity in governance here in Delta and the three governors so far have not disappointed Deltans.”

Okowa is a clever and intelligent man who has continued to provide more services to the party and the nation, according to Ayu, who said that his exceptional efforts and contributions to the party earned him the vice-presidential ticket.

“Okowa is an articulate and brilliant statesman and we the leadership of the party decided that Delta State has to be rewarded for its contribution to the growth and development of the party.

“The poverty in the Niger Delta must be tackled and it must not be left to the state governments alone. Concerted efforts must be made by all stakeholders, including the Federal Government and oil companies, to the development of the region.

“You are the second son of the Niger Delta that would be fortunate enough to ascend to such a high office from the region and it is our hope that you pay special attention to the needs of the people of the Niger Delta when you become the Vice President of the country.

“I was here last year to inaugurate a road named after my friend, Ambassador Ralph Uwechue, and the multi-billion naira storm water drainage projects in Asaba.

“I also inspected the Model Technical College in Asaba that was built almost like a university which you replicated in other parts of the state and I believe the people of Delta will not forget you,” he told Okowa.

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