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Uduaghan’s Parting Advice To Okowa, Deputy

Posted: May 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

THE outgoing governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has described Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’ victories at the December 8, 2014 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries and April 11, 2015 gubernatorial election as an act of God.

Uduaghan stated this during an inter-denominational end-of-tenure thanksgiving service in his honour at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter’s  (Anglican Communion), Bishop Court, in Asaba, the Delta State capital last Sunday May 24, 2015.

While commending Okowa for his sterling leadership qualities and administrative acumen, which he said were great assets to the state, Uduaghan advised his successor to always be bold, wise and focused in taking decisions, even if it means stepping on toes in the process, saying such was needed to move the state forward.

While calling on Deltans to always give the needed support to Okowa’s administration, Uduaghan advised the deputy governor-elect, Kingsley Otuaro, to work harmoniously with his boss, saying he should not succumb to any negative advice or attempt to bring him into needless confrontation with his boss, even as he praised his own deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, for his loyalty and support throughout their eight years stay in office.

“In the eight years we worked together, my deputy and I never had any issue. There was never any time we had any confrontation or crisis of any kind.

“In fact, Delta State has never experienced crisis or confrontation between Governor and Deputy Governor.

“I hope our new deputy governor will sustain the  positive trend of good working relationship with his boss in the new government,” he added.

Uduaghan, who insisted that his administration was leaving behind a great legacy for the state, stressed that, “what really gladdens our heart is that there is peace across the state. “We were able to ensure that Deltans see themselves as one, and are living in peace. It is a thing of joy for us. And we thank God for that.”