The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has said if elected governor on February 28, 2015, he would not be governor of Anioma, but of the whole of Delta State.
The people of Delta North, Anioma people, have been agitating for the governorship seat for a long time now and no one from the area has occupied the governorship since the creation of Delta State, but Okowa who at represent Delta North in the Senate, said he had told his people that he would work for the people of the state, not for Anioma alone.
“I told them while canvassing for votes to be PDP candidate that my people should not vote for me in order to be governor of Anioma, but to be governor of the state,” he said.
“I believe in the unity of Delta State. Unity is fundamental and it shall be driven under under my leadership with equity and justice, with peace and security, and through thoughful policies that will deepen inter-communal relationships and the unique features and character of the state,” he said.
Okowa spoke at a media interaction with senior journalists in Lagos over the weekend.
He said some candidates in the governorship race see themselves as Urhoro candidates, “and I think they should rather be contesting for senatorial seat.”
He said his vision is to take Delta to the status of the pacesetter in the Nigerian federation by building and enduring legacy of wealth and prosperity if elected governor of the state
Okowa said:”Until we take care of the poor, give the people access to health care and education and give meaning ful employment to their children, we may not be able to give peace to the rich.”
He identified at least 12 cities in the state, and he said he would move to develop the cities with equal zeal if elected.