By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Deputy Speaker and member representing Ukwuani State Constituency, in the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Ochor C. Ochor has bemoaned the social media campaign by supporters of the various interest groups for the office of the Deputy Governor in Delta State in 2023, saying it’s unhealthy, and it’s never heard of, as the office is never campaigned for or contested.
Hon Ochor made this known in a statement on Monday, titled, “To my People of Ndokwa and Deltans”, made available to the media, where he called on his supporters and others to stop the campaign as power is only given by God, saying that his focus as the Deputy Speaker, is to see that the agenda of the present administration under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa finishes strong, for the good of the people of Ndokwa and Deltans at large.
He stated that the arguments had been for and against, which is the beauty of democracy as an embodiment of free speech.
“I understand that for sometime now, the social media has been filled with struggle for the office of Deputy Governor of Delta State, come 2023, with my name and other sons of Ndokwa nation being mentioned.
“The arguments have been for and against, that is the beauty of democratic governance, where we are given the opportunity to express ourselves, irrespective of our different interests.
“While thanking everyone for their comments, I wish to categorically state that since my open knowledge of political process from the GDM days, office of Deputy Governor is not campaigned or contested for, but a deep search for a supportive partner for the governor of a state.
“I therefore, wish to remind all sons and daughters of Ndokwa Nation, and Deltans at large, that afterall power can only be given by God.
“At this moment, my interest is how we can maintain the democratic gains we have achieved and sustain the good works of this current administration led by His Excellency, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to enable us finish strong for the good people of Ndokwa, and the Entire Deltans.
“I sincerely, appeal that this campaign should be stopped henceforth, while we all pray for a greater Delta State and the success for our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the coming elections”. He said.