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Politics of Saturday, 30 April 2022

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PDP can't lose elections in Delta because of Okowa's performance - Iyorchia Ayu

Senator Iyorchia Ayu Senator Iyorchia Ayu

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta for his commitment to the welfare of his people, describing him as a dedicated democrat.

Ayu made the comment on Friday, April 29 in Asaba at the inauguration of Ralph Uwechue road and storm drainage projects executed by the Delta state government.

Ayu, who was accompanied by members of the national working committee and board of trustees of the party, said only a committed democrat of the PDP family could be as concerned and dedicated to providing welfare for his people as Governor Okowa.

He said:

''Let me thank my brother, the governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for the great work he is doing for our party and for the people of Delta state.

"I had planned to visit Delta for a long time; I was salivating because many of these projects I saw them on television.

"I am particularly happy that I am inaugurating this road named after my good friend the late Amb. Ralph Uwechue, was a great intellectual, diplomat, and journalist and he deserves the honour that Delta has extended to him.

"You have done well for honouring citizens that have done well in contributing to the development of Delta and Nigeria.

"Delta indigenes have put Nigeria on the map in different ways, including soccer."

Ayu commended Deltans for their massive support for the PDP since 1999 and urged them to remain steadfast in support of the party in the forthcoming general elections.

On his part, Governor Okowa said that the project was dear to his heart because it had provided a permanent solution to the hitherto perennial flooding in the state capital.

He said that his administration had to undertake the project in spite of huge financial challenges when he came into office.

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