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Uduaghan, DSHA, IPAC, ACD, hail transparent election

Posted: Apr 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi Correspondent, Asaba

DELTA State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan has congratulated Senator Ifeanyi Okowa and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over their victory at the April 11 governorship election in the state, noting that the victory has affirmed the performance and supremacy of party in the state.

This is as the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Advanced Congress of Democrats, (ACD), Delta State and Chairman, House committee on Information, Delta State House of Assembly (DSHA), Mr. Johnson Erijo have also facilitated with Okowa.

In a statement issued in Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sunny Ogefere, the Governor said that the success of the PDP was “a total victory for all Deltans” as he commended the members of the PDP in the State as well as the electorate for renewing their faith and trust in the PDP to pilot the affairs of the State for the next four years.

Uduaghan thanked Deltans for their peaceful conduct during and after the elections and assured that development strides in the state under Okowa will be rapid, peaceful and progressive.

He assured that the transition will be smooth and called on all other political parties that contested the elections to accept defeat, embrace the winner and help to create an atmosphere of peace and development in Delta State.

Meanwhile, Hon Frank Igwebuike, Delta State Chairman of IPAC has described the election as free and fair. He said all the agents collectively are comfortable with the results released so far and at the same time commended INEC for a job well done to have come out with the results so far.

The ACD has also described the polls as free, fair and credible. The ACD candidate Onwubuya Breakforth who came in fourth said the election was transparent and a massive improvement on previous elections, and commended INEC for the development.

He urged Senator Okowa to be magnanimous in victory and ensure that the confidence reposed on him by the electorate was not misplaced as soon as he is sworn-in as governor.

Also reacting Mr. Johnson Erijo chairman Delta House of Assembly committee on Information said the emergence of Okowa would foster development in Delta as the state would now be in opposition to the Federal Government in the next dispensation.

Erijo described Okowa as an experienced politician who has passed through the mill, adding that there was doubt that he would perform “brilliant as governor, and we congratulate him on this victory.”