disclosed that it was in furtherance and strengthening of the ideal of good
governance that Ekwueme Vanguard was formed to support and campaign for Senator
(Dr.) Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, whom he described as a tested and proven
administrator, who was able to make indelible marks in governance since his
days as Secretary to then Ika Local Government Area.

                He said
that going through the profile of Senator Okowa, one discovers he is a
grassroot politician, who believes so much in identifying with the grassroot,
adding that his political history revolves around the people at the grassroot.

Onianwa maintained that Senator Okowa has really worked towards enhancement of
the society through his numerous empowerment programmes as Chairman of Ika
North East Local Government Area, three time commissioner, SSG and now as
Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Okowa is well abreast with governances in Delta State, having served in various
capacities. More importantly, he has used his positions to touch lives of the
common people across the state. He was able to contribute to the social
economic upliftment of many people, he added.

Ekwueme Vanguard Chairman stressed that Senator Okowa has enough and striving
credentials to pilot the affairs of Delta State, adding that leading a state
requires maturity, experience, and humility, as these and other virtues are
necessary ingredients for good governance.  

pointed out that as Health Commissioner, Senator Okowa gave significant boost
to the health sector in the state, through building, renovation and equipping
of hospitals and health centres, which made many Deltans have access to health
care, especially in rural communities.

will also recall that some months after his election into the Senate, Dr. Okowa
carried out an empowerment programme that benefitted hundreds of Delta
Northerners especially youths and women. And they received encomium from
prominent Deltans, including the state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and PDP
state chairman, Barr. Peter Nwaoboshi” Mr. Onianwa stated.

                He said
that having been able to achieve all these, it is obvious that Senator Okowa
was most qualified and best suited for the number one position in the state.

noted that, “other things that put Okowa far above others for the job is his
humility and openness to everybody, irrespective of social status, adding that,
“most importantly, he is a God fearing man”.   

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