Delta State Commissioner for Water Resources Development, Sir Fidelis Tilije has called on Deltans irrespective of thrur tribes and ethnic backgrounds especially the people of Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state to come out in their large numbers to cast their votes for the Governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic party (PDP), and other candidates of the party in the Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections to enable Senator Ifeanyi Okowa consolidate on the developmental strides in the state.
Sir Tilije, who made the call while addressing a mammoth crowd of party faithful at Obiaruku, the headquarters of Ukwuani Local Government Council, said that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa should be returned to Government House considering his unprecedented achievements in good governance.
The Water Resources Commissioner who reminded the people that the area was predominantly a strong hold of PDP, commended the electorates in Ukwuani Local Government for their resilience and active participation in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Sir Tilije reiterated that under the administration of Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, every part of the state had witnessed infrastructural development such as roads construction and youth empowerment in the state, adding that it was only unfair and unjust for Okowa not to be re-elected come Saturday, March 9.
He recalled that through mutual understanding, Delta Central and Delta South Senatorial Districts had ruled for 8 years each and that equity demands that Delta North should finish it’s 8 years.
Sir Tilije, who maintained that the political arrangement of rotating the governorship among the three Senatorial Districts had brought stable peace, inter-ethnic cooperation and development among all the ethic nationalities in the state.
The Commissioner, however, decried the high level of irregularities that was discovered in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections which culminated in the non use of card reader machines in some states particularly in the north, adding that the INEC connived with the ruling APC at Central to compromise the will and preferences of the people of Nigeria as well as the use of military personnel in the south south and south east to frighten the PDP supporters thus reducing the number of votes in the areas where PDP has more strengths.