The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Monday Igbuya on Thursday congratulated Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his victory at the Court of Appeal. He also praised the judiciary for remaining the bastion of democracy and the hope of the electorate, especially the good people of Delta State.
“This is the best Christmas gift to Delta State and Deltans” he said.
In a statement issued in Sapele, the speaker described the decision of the Court of Appeal, Abuja as incisive and fair.
“Your victory at the Court of Appeal shows that God and the people of Delta State clearly approved your candidature.
Igbuya who praised the governor for the repositioning of the economy, rehabilitation of infrastructure and creation of jobs for the teeming youths in the state, enjoined Chief Great Ogboru and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor to support Governor Okowa, a man of distinction and great responsibility, in transforming the state.
“Okowa’s leadership goes beyond the incredible speed and cost of providing critical infrastructure, prompt payment of salaries to workers and benefits to pensioners, encouragement of constructive criticisms, tolerance of the opposition, creating conducive environment for business to thrive and jobs for the people” he said.
The speaker, who also affirmed his total support to Okowa on his quest to develop the state, not only thanked the people for supporting the governor but extended Christmas greetings to them.
“I appeal for patience and understanding and wish to once more assure you of our sincerity of purpose and determination to deliver the Delta State of our dreams” he said.
In his Christmas message, the speaker said the season shouldn’t be a period of celebration only but a time for sober reflection and prayers.
He appealed to Deltans at home and abroad to pray for Governor Okowa, his deputy, members of his cabinet and members of the Delta State Assembly.
“I encourage you all to be of good character. I also encourage you to respect the laws of the land. Delta State is known for peace, orderliness, indivisible people and a major contributor to the growth of the nation’s economy and sports” he said.
“It is our duty to work day and night to see that Delta State is peaceful, conducive and prosperous for us all. I love you all and may God bless you in in Jesus name” he added.