Election: Okowa dedicates victory to people of Delta

WorldStage Newsonline—-The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has dedicated his re-election victory to the people of the state, following his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

The governor said this on Wednesday in Asaba in a state broadcast on his re-election for another four years.

Okowa, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated Chief Great Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, governorship election in the state.

He said: “First, I enjoin all the people of Delta to thank God for what was largely a peaceful and hitch-free election, except for one or two skirmishes that were quickly brought under control.

“At about 12 noon on Monday, March 11, 2019, I was officially declared winner of the March 9, 2019 Governorship election in Delta by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“With over 81 per cent of the total valid votes cast and having won in 23 out of the 25 local government areas in the state.

“My renewed four-year mandate is as resounding as it is unprecedented in our beloved state.

“But most importantly, it is very humbling and comes with an even weightier responsibility.

“I dedicate this victory to you, the good people of Delta. You are the true winners in this election.

”You are the true winners for standing firm and unyielding in your support of my administration.

“You are the true winners for refusing to succumb to threats, intimidation and for not allowing yourselves to be blackmailed or manipulated by lies, deceit and propaganda.”

He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the law enforcement agencies for standing firm and resolute to deliver a free, fair and credible election.

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