GOVERNOR IFEANYI OKOWA A GREAT POLITICAL TACTICIAN OF OUR TIME DESTINED FOR LEADERSHIP …… Dr. Michael Nwoko
BY JERRY ONWUMA
The Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa(Special Duties) on Contributory Health Commission,
Dr. Michael Nwoko, has described the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as a great political tactician of our time destined for leadership.
Dr. Michael Nwoko stated this over the weekend in a media chat, he stated that if antecedents of his excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, are followed,there would be no option but to agree that he is a great political tactician destined for leadership.
In his words, “in the the past two years and eight months, Deltans from all parts of the state have witnessed giant strides in all areas of governance.
From massive infrastructural developments spread equitably across the three Senatorial districts, to youths and women empowerment, social welfare scheme for widows and people with disabilities, job creation through the STEP and YAGEP programs, return of peace to the Niger Delta region, provision of quality, accessible and affordable health care system, workers housing sheme, and many more”.
According to him, he said he is puzzled in the fact that despite the fact that Gov. Okowa’s administration came onboard when the economy was in its worst shape, with oil prices at it’s lowest price, drop in the states Internally generated revenue, IGR, due to militancy in the Niger Delta region, still , he is able to rise above all the challenges and today, his government is a success story.
“Looking at the circumstances surrounding his emergence as governor in 2015, even when the forces were against him, still he confronted the powers that be as it were and emerged victories to the glory of God.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa is one man who has remained, focused, committed, unwavering even in the face of hopelessness, he remains optimistic,and all of these coupled with his diligence, humility, passion for humanity and service and of couse God’s hand upon his life has helped him to achieve this uncommon feat.
As a politician who’s political journey started from the base and rose through the ranks, he has showcased his years of leadership experience, and prudent managerial skills, he has proven his worth and demonstrated high capacity in efficient human and resource management, and his believe in making something out of nothing.
As at today, even the opposition can attest to the fact that the Governor has performed credibly well and he is living upto the expectations of Deltans who entrusted him with their votes.
The only option left in the hands of the opposition is lies, propaganda and cheap blackmail as we see on social media and pages of the news paper.
In the just concluded local government elections, even when He (Okowa), knew his party has a support base across the state, he never relented, he moved round campaigning like it was a governorship election, even to the difficult terrain and the hinterland.
The success of the PDP National convention in Abuja, where he was the chairman planning committee, is another place where he again show cased capacity”, he said
Going further, he stated that Just recently, he pulled the National working Committee of the PDP, and some Gorvernors to the State for her first NEC meeting and to also chart a new course for our great Country, Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Dr. Nwoko also noted that In all of these, Gov. Okowa has remained humble, focused and ever determined to government policies, and programs that have a direct bearing on the people. I crave the indulgence respectfully of all Deltans to support and vote Gov. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa again come 2019.