Leaders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, in Delta North Senatorial zone of state, have passed a vote of confidence on the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, over his prudent management of the limited resources of the state.
The vote of confidence which was equally passed on the State Chairman of the PDP, Olorugun Barr Kingsley Esiso and the Delta North Senatorial Chairman of the party, Hon Moses Iduh for their sterling leadership of the party, took place at the Issele-Uku Unity Hall, Issele-Uku, Aniocha North LGA, on Friday, October 7, 2016.
Addressing the mammoth crowd, Hon Moses Iduh called on party faithful to close ranks and be more dedicated and united in rebuilding the party for the political challenges ahead, even as he urged party chieftains to disregard the rumour being peddled by some disgruntled politicians that there is a parallel PDP Executive in the state, pointing out that there is only one PDP Exco in Delta State, headed by Olorogun Barr Kingsley Esiso.
The Delta North PDP Chairman then lauded Governor Okowa for the able manner he has been piloting the affairs of the state despite the present harsh economic and financial realities in the country and called for more support and prayers to enable him achieve more successes with the SMART Agenda and ensure prosperity for all Deltans.
In his own comments at the meeting, the Chairman of the PDP in Oshimili South LGA, Ogbueshi Dada Okonji while extolling the leadership virtues of Gov Okowa debunked the rumour that there was a parallel PDP Exco in Oshimili South LG, saying that the only PDP in Oshimili South, which is under his leadership was intact.
Ogbueshi Okonji aka Blackman, said the rumour emanated from some faceless politicians and mischief makers who are bent on causing chaos and disaffection among party faithful and loyalists.
He enjoined all PDP members in the state to disregard such rumour, describing it as a figment of the imagination of some disgruntled persons who lost out of politics and were seeking to create a phantom platform to score a cheap political goal.
“There is only one PDP in Oshimili South and headed by I, Ogbueshi Dada Okonji aka Blackman, with Hon Somadina Anwasia and Pastor Tony Onyia as LGA Vice Chairman and Secretary respectively. We were duly elected in a free, fair and transparent party congress to pilot the affairs of the PDP in Oshimili South and my executive have resolved to turn the prospects of the party for better.”
While appealing to the stakeholders of the party for their continued support as there was no other party in Oshimili South, the PDP Boss equally called for the support of Hon Iduh Senatorial leadership; Barr Esiso led state Exco and Gov Okowa in the collective effort to move the state forward.
Other party chieftains, who spoke at the meeting, also described Gov Okowa as an astute administrator and political leader whose positive records speaks volume as a leader with a difference. They included Chief Edwin Uzor, the immediate past State Party Chairman and now Special Adviser to Gov Okowa on Special Duties, Chief Festus Ochonogor, the Senior Political Adviser to the Gov, Chief Nkem Okwuofu, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission and Hon Ndudi Elumelu, former member of the Federal House of Representatives among others.
Highpoint of the enlarged Delta North PDP Stakeholders meeting in Issele-uku, was the passing of a vote of confidence on Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Barr. Kingsley Esiso and Hon. Moses Iduh, for their uncommon and excellent leadership of the state, the party and Delta North LGA, respectively. The motion, which was moved by Hon Engr. Emeka Nwaobi, representing Aniocha North Constituency in the State House of Assembly was seconded by Hon Pascal Adigwe, Special Adviser to the governor and was overwhelmingly adopted by the party chieftains and faithful, who rose with one voice to endorse the motion.
The meeting was well attended by political pundits in Delta North including the former Deputy Gov of the state, Chief Benjamin Elue, present and past lawmakers, civil commissioners, council and party chairmen, opinion leaders among others.
REPORTED BY PATRICK OGBOGU