PDP Campaign Rally: Okowa Pledges Massive Devt Of Delta

BY MICHAEL IKEOGWU-BOMADI/PATANI
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation yesterday, took her “Prosperity for All Deltans” message to the people of Bomadi and Patani Local Government Areas, with a promise by the party’s gubernatorial candidate Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to deliver massive development across the length and breadth of the state if voted into power.
Speaking at Olu Primary School in Bomadi, headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa said that going by the unprecedented attendance and support so far, he needed no soothsayer to tell him that the local government area was a PDP area.
He told the mammoth crowd that he believed in the empowerment of women and youths, stressing that come May 29, 2015 if elected his administration will do much more than government has been doing for the people.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of transformation that has taken place in the Bomadi area by the past and present government, emphasizing that he would continue to develop Bomadi and make it a well developed city when voted into power.
At Patani, Senator Okowa overwhelmed by the impressive crowd that has continued to grace his campaign, preached for unity and oneness amongst the PDP faithful, reminding them that without peace they might not be able to face the challenges of a land slide victory at the polls.
He admonished those who were not satisfied with the party primaries not to be angry as there were many positions to be shared at the end of the exercise, saying, “there must be disagreement but do not take laws into your hands. The leaders may disagree but they will settle before the election. When God says it is your turn there is nothing anyone can do.”
“I contested in 2007 but it did not work out and I did not leave the party. I am now the gubernatorial candidate of my party. Barrister Kingsley Otuaro was to contest for the House of Assembly but he was prevailed upon. Look at him today he is my running mate. So don’t agitate too much all you need do is look upon God and when He says it is your turn that is the only time you will get it and enjoy it.”
While appealing to party supporters in both local government areas to vote for all the PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections, Senator Okowa emphasised the need for them to have their permanent voters card as their support would manifest through when the cards to vote PDP into power.
Senator James Manager, who is also seeking for re-election to represent Delta South Senatorial District for the fourth time at thenational Assembly, speaking in Bomadi, said, “Bomadi is the home of PDP. It will be difficult for someone to tell people that it is another party because of the monumental transformation this area has witnessed in the past decades”.
He said that those who have not visited Bomadi in the past 10 years may miss their way because the whole area has been transformed, adding that he has implicit confidence in the ability of Senator Okowa to take the area to the next level as he (Okowa) was in the executive council of the State when Bomadi Bridge was constructed.
In Patani, Captain Pius Sinebe (rtd), stated that the area is PDP council and would do everything within their powers to ensure that the party wins 100 per cent in Patani. He urged the people to ensure that their votes go to their son at the national level, President Goodluck Jonathan and all the others running under the umbrella of the party.
For the Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Basil Ganagana, “Today is a very remarkable day for the people of the area and the PDP in general as it marks a day to showcase the strength of the party in Patani. Let me assure you that PDP will be delivered in this area. Our principal, Senator Ifeanyi is a man chosen by God to lead us and with God on our side, he is going to deliver prosperity to all Deltaans”.
Others who ,spoke include the People’s Democratic Party, Delta State chairman, Chief Edwin Uzor, Dr. Joseph Otumara, amongst others, emphasised the need for party members to embark on house to house campaign to win more converts to the party.