By Ogochukwu Isioma
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has broken his silence on the massive votes garnered by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, in the February 25, 2023 presidential election.
Okowa, who was vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, said Obi leveraged on a lot of factors to garner sweeping victory in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones.
He spoke while addressing journalists on the outcome of the just concluded presidential election in Asaba, the Delta State capital, on Monday.
Okowa said, “A lot of factors contributed to the sweeping victory of Obi in South-South and South-East.
“The agitation that the presidency should come to the southern part of the country, religion and Igbo presidency are key factors.
“Obidients movement is a movement that swept across the South-South and South-East. The people wanted Obi as a change. They believed it is turn of South-East.
“I believe that people have exercised their rights in a democratic process but INEC did not follow Electoral Act”.
Okowa called on the people of Delta state to vote for candidate of the PDP, Sheriff Oborevwori in the March 18 gubernatorial election in Delta, who emerged from a democratic process of the PDP primary.
He explained that he had fulfilled the promises made to Deltans in 2015, noting that over 2,000 kilometres of road and over 1,000 km of drainages had been constructed across the state including in the riverine areas.