Mayor of Urhoboland pays courtesy visit to Delta governor-elect Oborevwhori
The Mayor of Urhoboland, His Excellency, Eshanekpe Israel popularly known as Akpodoro, has paid a courtesy visit to the Delta State governor-elect, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwhori, having been declared winner of the just concluded governorship election in the oil-rich state.
It was gathered that the Mayor who was in ecstatic mood stormed Asaba Government House with his entourage to congratulate the governor-elect, who will begin a new chapter in his political career due to his emergence as the winner of the governoship election shortly after his mandate was confirmed by the Resident Electoral Commission.
Oborevehori polled 360, 234 while his closest rival, Senator Omo-Agege. of the All Progressives Congress, came second with 240, 229.
While speaking with journalists at the Government House, Akpodoro submitted that the emergence of Hon Oborevwhori was not only victory for the PDP but also for its supporters.
He urged the governor to appreciate God in discharging his service to the people.
“The masses of the PDP supporters are the real heroes of Oborevwhori’s victory.
Decsribing Oborevwhori’s victory as well deserved, he said the governor-elect should consider himself to be on a divine assignment to the people of the state.
He charged the governor-elect to ensure he fulfils all his campaign promises to the Urhobo youths, who supported him when needed most.
The Mayor who is a staunch supporter of the governor-elect, however, congratulated and hailed the outgoing Governor Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, for what he described as “his political sagacity and know-how saying it takes an Okowa to defeat the insurrection of the wicked noting that affliction shall rise the second time.”
“Governor Okowa,” Akpodoro added, “defeated a legion of rebels and blackmailers, who thought they could intimidate and harass the system into pandering to their insidious and invidious ambush on the state and her resources.”
“The incumbent governor fought a very good fight, and he is the hero and the man of the year 2023 as far as Delta State is concerned. Governor Okowa is bequeathing a legacy of superlative service to the people for whom I commend him.
“In same vein, I commend the former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, for upholding the status quo and ensuring that the will of the people prevails. In the same vein, I thank the state electorates for standing by the truth and refusing to be harvested into the realm of deception and criminalities. Congratulations to Deltans,” he stated.