Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Okada Riders Union, artisans, market women, cooperative unions, among numerous others have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State as their sole candidate for the March 9 governorship election.
The groups at separate occasions on Thursday in Asaba described Governor Okowa as an exceptional performer who distinguished himself with the delivery of monumental projects and life-touching programmes across the state.
Chairman of NURTW in the state Ifeanyi Obi thanked the governor for taking road construction as a priority, assuring that the drivers’ unions would vote for the governor to enable him continue with good works, especially in the area of road construction which has made movement across the state easier.
President of Okada Riders Union in the state Obi Nzete also stated that transporters will vote for the governor because apart from good governance that he has ensured, his administration has also provided soft loans for the purchase of motorcycles and tricycle for commercial transportation.
On his part, chairman of Cooperative Movement Mr Larry Onyeche stated that endorsing Governor Okowa was very important for Deltans to continue to have good benefits of democratic governance.
Mrs Kate Onah of Market Men and Women Group, Mr Richard Asenime of Farmers group, Mr Isaac Obruche, leader of People Living with Disabilities, among others, also gave different reasons why Deltans must vote Governor Okowa and support his administration till 2023.
The governor expressed joy that different groups and all Deltans are appreciative of his administration’s achievements, stating “I want to thank all of you, all Deltans for the cooperation and their support because if we continue in this way as a united people, Delta State will be stronger. I will continue to work in the interest of our people because, I am very comfortable in Delta State as a proud Deltan.
“You (members of NURTW and Okada riders) are very important for the economy of Delta State, and the economy of Nigeria because, without you, the economy will collapse, there will be no commerce without transporters.
“I am very happy to be in your midst today. I thank Chief Ifeanyi Obi and the leadership of the two unions for giving us peace. In these four years, we did not see challenges in the unions. I thank you for the support.
“As we go out to vote on March 9, mobilise your family, your relations to come out and vote for the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party because we want overwhelming votes to make the difference. In your business, be messengers of good governance, let the people know what we have done and what we are doing as a government for our people.
“You have told me that we have performed, we will do more in our second term because we have resolved to work to change the fortunes of our people. We have constructed roads in riverine communities because we believe that as we are working on land, we should do same in the riverine areas because, we are one people.”
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