**** Says He Is Fully In The Gubernatorial Race
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly and foremost Governorship aspirant in 2023, on Thursday, April 14th, 2022, stormed Patani and Bomadi Local Government Areas of the State in continuation of his consultation visits ahead of the forthcoming primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and solicited votes from delegates in the areas, declaring that he is fully in the race.
Speaking at the Patani Local Government Area Secretariat, Headquarters of Patani Local Government Area, his first place of visit, Rt Hon Oborevwori who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, informed the party leaders, critical stakeholders and delegates that he was in the 2023 Governorship Race in the State and appealed to them to give their votes to him at the primaries.
In his words; “I am in Patani local government area today to consult with you people on my intention to contest for the Governorship position in 2023 and to solicit for your votes on May 21st, 2022. I am so happy with the mobilisation here and please let us do the needful on that day of the primaries”.
“You are aware that the Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has done very well and it is good to consolidate on his achievements. I have worked closely with him over the years and I can continue his wonderful works if I am elected as the Governor in 2023. I am a Unifer and a Pan Deltan. I need your votes, please at the primaries”, he said.
Responding, the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the area, Chief Godspower Omafuvwe Asiuwhu assured the governorship aspirant of the votes of Patani delegates.
He said; “This is God’s project and as you can see that I am putting on white. I am calling on my Elders, Leaders and Stakeholders to do the needful and I am assuring you Mr Speaker that in Patani, we do not move in a divided way. We have made up our minds to support you and we will deliver you at the primaries. We did it during the time of Chief Ibori, we did it for Uduaghan and did it too for our present Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and we are ready to do it for you also. As I am standing here, if I tell you that you will have 100%, I am deceiving you, but assuring you that nothing less than 95%. Patani thanksgiving results will come to you”.
At the Secretariat of Bomadi, Headquarters of Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, Rt Hon Oborevwori who spoke in the same vein, solicited votes from delegates in the area.
“I am in the gubernatorial race in Delta State and that is why I am here today to formally inform you people and to solicit for your support and votes at the primaries of our great party coming up May 21st, 2022. I must thank all of you for this wonderful reception. I know that your illustrious son, distinguished Senator James Ebiowou Manager is in the race too, but I am appealing that you give me your votes at the primaries”, he said.
The Speaker added that; “I have a vision to keep Delta State ahead of other states in all aspects if elected Governor next year. My people of Bomadi, I am a Unifer and a Pan Deltan. Your pain is my pain. For justification, give me the opportunity to serve you in the capacity of Governor in 2023. Our Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has done very well and as the longest speaker in the history of the Delta State House of Assembly and someone that has worked closely with him over the years to take over from him. I want to continue from where the Governor will stop in 2023. Do not mind what they are saying out there, I am fully in the Governorship race
The Bomadi Local Government Area PDP Chairman, Prince Opuofeni, while responding said that; “We are very happy that you are here with us today. You have said it all and we have heard you. God gives power and we will do the needful on that day”
Members of the NYSC in Bomadi Local Government Area, volunteered a special salute to the Speaker who was accompanied by political movers and shakers in the State.