- Delta governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says no governorship aspirants in the state has the capability or experience to match him in the race
- Okowa says those who are supposed to have the experience have many issues
- He says with the class of people that have joined the PDP, election victory won’t be difficult
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state on Wednesday, September 12, said those planning to contest the governorship election in the state with him in 2019 do not have the capability or experience to match him in the race.
Vanguard reports that Okowa stated this in Ughelli during the Delta central mega rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to welcome over 5,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAIJ.com gathers that the event was attended by APC faithful from the eight local government areas in Delta Central senatorial district. Chieftains of the party from Delta South and North were also in attendance.
Okowa said: “We do not talk too much, ours is to work and the people are seeing that. Otherwise, if they present any of them who want to run for governor of Delta state, they know they can’t, because they do not have the experience and those who are supposed to have the experience, have many issues and still can’t match me knowing, I know Delta state more
“I commend the decampees. The next one is in Kwale because we will be receiving a very big fish there. We would also go to Delta South even though we all know that APC is not even on ground in Delta South and the handful that are there, we will be receiving them into the PDP.
“I thank the people of Delta Central because we know that elections for us are normally difficult here, though we normally win here, it is normally difficult but this time, it won’t be difficult at all. With the class of people that have joined us today, election victory won’t be difficult here at all. There are some who say they are national chairman, who talks too much."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that it was a major loss for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta state on Sunday, August 26, as Governor Ifeanyi Okowa lost two of his aides and about 5,000 party members to the APC.
The two aides who defected were the special assistant to the governor on youth and community development, Lucky Arumare, and the special assistant on women mobilisation, Uyoyou Edhekpo.
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