By Uyla Uyla
The foremost aspirant for the Delta State House of Assembly, Uvwie constituency of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Francis Arhiyor has felicitated with the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa on the occasion of his 59th birthday anniversary.
In a birthday message to the ‘Ekweme’ of Africa, the Eromafuru of Ughelli kingdom, Chief Arhiyor congratulated Gov Okowa for attaining the age of 59.
The statement issued by Chief Arhiyor in Effurun on Saturday, commended Gov Okowa on his laudable achievements especially his ability to pilot Delta State well for the past three years despite the dwindling economic situation in Nigeria. The statement attributed the success story of the SMART agenda to the Governor’s landmark experiences in various administrative positions such as Chairman (Ika North East Local Government Council), Commissioner (Agriculture and Natural Resources, Water Resources Development and Health), Secretary to State Government (SSG) and Senator representing Delta North Senatorial District.
Chief Arhiyor also described Gov Okowa as a political icon, an achiever of no mean repute, a trail blazer and a mentor to generations of youths in Delta State and Nigeria. As a result of Gov Okowa’s sterling leadership qualities and experiences in good governance over the years, Chief Arhiyor was confident in his ability to contribute more to the success of the Peoples Democratic Party’s led administration, in line with the SMART agenda to achieve the prosperity mantra for all Deltans beyond 2019.
Satisfied with the various endorsements for the second term of Gov Okowa, Chief Arhiyor thanked the Urhobo, Itsekiri, Isoko, Ijaw (Izon), Ukwuani and Anioma for the continuous support for this administration. The Ejorhofo of Ogor kingdom urged Gov Okowa to continue to lead with the fear of God in delivering the full package of the prosperity agenda to every part of the State. He prayed God Almighty to grant Gov Okowa more fruitful years with wisdom to discharge his duties to the benefits of all Deltans.