Barth Ozah (Urhobo Voice Correspondent)
The Executive Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Communication, Barr. Latimore Fred Oghenesivbe, has described the former Governor of Delta State, His Excellency Chief James Ibori as the general political leader in the state irrespective of parties, noting that in the same token Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State is the State leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with Barrister Kingsley Esiso as State Party Chairman.
He equally posited that for the sake of justice and equity, Governor Okowa should be supported by all Deltans to complete Delta North 8 years of two terms like his predecessors in Delta Central and South, who governed the state for eight years each respectively.
Barr. Latimore who spoke to journalists on Okowa at 58 in Asaba, the state capital revealed that, Okowa is a quintessential leader and super motivational role model for new breed politicians who has positively impacted the lives of numerous Deltans through credible leadership, which has enabled him to provide good governance.
He described Governor Okowa and Chief Ibori as strong political associates warming up to put up superlative outing come 2019.
Reacting to speculations that Chief Ibori boycotted the recent Delta Central PDP mega rally in Sapele, Latimore revealed that the rally was endorsed by both leaders hence the huge success of the rally.
“Ibori is a nationalist and the political pillar and general leader in Delta State, Whether PDP, APC or any other parties. He is also the political leader of Okowa.
“Ibori was the first person to endorse Okowa for a second term. Chief Amori was at the Sapele rally, a clear indication that there was no political debacle before, during and after the mega rally. Furthermore, Chief James Ibori hosted Gov Okowa and Delta party leaders to a dinner at his Oghara Country Home immedIately after the Sapele mega rally, same day before we returned to Asaba.” Oghenesivbe added.
He insisted that experiences and intellectual capacity garnered over the years as former Secretary and Chairman of Ika North East LGA, as multiple Commissioner in the state, as Delta SSG, Senator and now Governor, has made Okowa a detribalised governor that believes in competence of individuals and organisations while giving appointments and awarding contracts in the state.
He further described Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as a grassroots politician whose wealth of experience in politics and governance helped to manage the state irrespective of the current economic woes in the country.
Continuing; “Deltans are already emotional and waiting for 2019 so as to re-elect their SMART GOVERNOR for another four years of credible leadership and good governance.”
He however challenged the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) at the Federal level to fulfil campaign promises by urging ailing President Muhammadu Buhari to resign; recalling how the opposition leaders in the person of Senator Bola Tinubu, President Buhari and others spearheaded several protest rally calling on the late President Umaru Ya’ Adua of the PDP to resign on account of ill health.