Focused politicking and absence of an internal challenger for the governorship ticket of the People’s Democratic Party have been identified as the factors that gave electoral victory to Governor Ifeanyi OKowa of Delta state.
The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State, Honourable Funkekeme Solomon, stated this when a delegation of Delta State Solidarity Movement for OKowa 2019 paid him a courtesy visit.
He said the Governor had a good understanding of the complexity of challenges facing the state and designed the SMART agenda to tackle such challenges during his first tenure in office.
Honourable Solomon added that having achieved a reasonable level of success with the SMART agenda, particularly in the area of job and wealth creation, healthcare, education and road infrastructure, the Governor in his wisdom envisaged a Stronger Delta where equity, justice, peace and development would thrive.
The Senior Political Adviser thanked Delta State Solidarity Movement for OKowa for believing in the Governor and the PDP which encouraged the group to work with the party during the campaigns and assured the body that their effort was not in vain.
He reemphasised that it was practically impossible to reward all that worked for the electoral victory of Governor OKowa with appointment, and assured that there were other ways the OKowa administration could impact on every Deltan.
The Senior POLAD urged the group to continue to support the Governor in the realization of the Stronger Delta vision for the overall good of the people.
Comrade Felix Okpe who led the delegation, said the group was collaborating with the relevant stakeholders in Delta state to promote democratic values for the common good of the people.
He stated that the body was deeply involved in the campaigns for the 2019 election because it believed that Governor OKowa worked hard to deserve a second chance, adding that the Governor was set to achieve the envisaged Stronger Delta in his second tenure.
Comrade Okpe pledged continued support of the support group for the state government and pleaded for the empowerment of its members through appointment or inclusion in empowerment programmes.