👤 Abdul Tukur, DENISAURUS News
Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State has urged the people of neighbouring south south Edo state, to vote for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the coming governorship election.
Elections in Edo are scheduled to hold on September 19 and the PDP has adopted the incumbent governor, Godwin Obaseki, a former member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as its candidate.
The APC has in turn, selected Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a PDP candidate who failed to defeat Governor Obaseki in 2016.
Governor Okowa described his Edo counterpart has a “very good man,” who was worth voting for.
He said that “if he wasn’t a good man I will not be here.
“I am proud of the people of Ekpon because of their support for the PDP over the years. Don’t be afraid of any intimidation vote and defend your votes.”
There are no APC governors in the six south south states. Governor Okowa would prefer to keep things the way they are.
“The whole of South-South is now made up of PDP Governor’s family. There are six states in the South-South and am the current Chairman of the Governors Forum in the South-South and we do not want Edo State to go into another party anymore,” he said.
He adds: “We want all Governors of the South-South to remain in one political party and that is why we are interested but I am particularly interested.
“For those of you here, we know you are voting for him but please we want you to go from home to home and from person to person to campaign to the people.”