Governor of Delta State, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday said he would not be distracted by some highly placed members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, who attempts to pitch him against his predecessors, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan.

Okowa stated this when he received hundreds of members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency, who defected to the PDP, stressed that all governors who ruled the state since 1999 performed very well.

He said that the attempts by some persons in the state to put him on a collision course with past leaders of the state would not work as he was focused on developing Delta according to the mandate freely given to him by the people of the state.

He remarked that PDP as a political party believed that power belonged to God and that the people reserved the right to make their choice.

“We are a party that believes that power belongs to God and that’s why we are rejoicing.

“We also believe that power belongs to the people and that the people reserve the right to make their choice.

“Some time ago, I said that power belongs to God and that only God will determine who will succeed me. I wonder why some people are angry about that statement because truly, only God knows who will take over from me.

“We are one family in the PDP and those who don’t have our character are angry because we always say the truth and they are trying all means to scatter our PDP family, but they will always fail because we have bonded very well together as a party.

“Together as a family, we can continue to make things happen; together as a family, we change things in our family by working hard for everyone.

“We will not work to put money in one person’s pocket, because a day will come when I will expose those of them that are angry with us,’’ the governor said.

According to him, you voted for me to do what is right for the interest of the people and not to put money in somebody’s pocket; that’s not what you voted me for.

Delta Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (left) addressing hundreds of APC members who defected to the PDP in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of the state, in Asaba. Thursday.
Okowa added that PDP had worked very well in the state, “beginning from Chief James Ibori’s tenure to Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan and myself; we have worked very well and we are still working.

“If anyone says he is not seeing what we are doing, it’s either that they are blind or they don’t live in Asaba.

“Their attempt to pitch me against my predecessors will not work because I am not quarrelling with them. My predecessors laid the foundation for what we are doing in the state and I am building on the foundations they have laid.

“I am building on the foundation that I met. Some people are angry and want to cause a quarrel between me and my predecessors but they have failed because no stranger will deceive us in this state.’’

Delta 2023 : Okowa refuses to be drawn into chaos with Ibori and Uduaghan


  1. Your excellence, thanks for maturity u deployed in delta state, our enemies Wil fall,our distractors will be ashamed, money mongers politicians Wil be exposed,


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