IN giving honour to whom it is due, Asaba, the capital of Delta State, will stand still on Saturday, April 21 as the Anioma nation is to hold a grand reception in solidarity with their son and Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for his sterling leadership of the state.
Disclosing this on Sunday in a press briefing, the Chairman, Organizing Committee, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, who was represented by the Head, Media and Publicity of the committee, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that the Anioma nation have come together to show support for Governor Okowa who has distinguished himself as a true son of Anioma.
Mr. Ukah said that, though, the reception is long overdue, it is coming at the most appropriate time now that Governor Okowa has stamped his feet in the governance of the state, adding that the celebration is worthy because the Anioma people have long desired to have it’s fair share in the governance of the state and such prayers have been made manifest in the person of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
He added that prominent sons and daughters of Anioma nation from all walks of life will grace the occasion, stressing that the state will also be expecting the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, various state Governors, Senators, Traditional Rulers and other party bigwigs as well as business tycoons.
Expressing his confidence in the ability of the governor to steer the state towards the promise land, Mr. Ukah said that Governor Okowa is a detribalized Deltan, who has taken the entire state as his constituency, even as he highlighted some of the laudable projects of the SMART agenda littered all over the state.
Mr Ukah said that the organization of the ceremony signifies that Anioma nation is one united entity and stands solidly behind Governor Okowa to complete the good works he has started in the state, stressing that although there may be few dissidents, the reception transcends political sentiments.