The senatorial ambition of the Secretary to the Delta State Government, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa received a boost last weekend when prominent political leaders from the Delta North Senatorial District gave their backing to his aspiration, to represent the district at the upper chambers of the National Assembly come 2011.
Dr. Okowa who recently formerly declared his intention to run for the Senate seat for Delta North was unanimously described as a man with the right political and administrative experience to give effective and robust representation to the people of Anioma area which comprised of Ika, Ndokwa and Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituencies. He was also praised for his humble mien and consistent interest and effort in human capacity development that has seen a lot of people, cutting across ethnic divides, benefiting from his empowerment efforts.
The endorsement and pledging of unalloyed support to Dr. Okowa, who was also described as a political icon, came from the Minority Leader in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. (Princess) Pat Ajudua, Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor and the Commissioner for Agricultural and Natural Resources, Chief Tony Nwaka. They all lauded Okowa’s shinning pedigree as well as his achievements both at the local and state levels.
According to Hon. Ajudua, who represents Oshimili North Local Government Area in the State House of Assembly, "Dr. Okowa is a credible leader and astute politician, who has impacted positively on the lives of many people. He is a distinguished son of Anioma, Delta and indeed Nigeria. His achievements are there for all to see. There is no doubt that he will give the desired representation to the people of Anioma at the national level. I am in full support of his aspiration."
For Hon. Mrakpor, who represents Aniocha South in the State House of Assembly, there is the need for the people of Anioma to give their unflinching support to Dr. Okowa, whom she pointed out has distinguished himself as a true leader of the people, having achieved so much since his foray into politics. In her words "Okowa has the needed credentials and credibility to effectively represent Delta North at the Senate. I am therefore calling on the people of Anioma to lend their support and continue to offer prayers for the success of the SSG’s aspiration."
Chief Tony Nwaka who praised Dr. Okowa for his innumerable achievements, humble disposition and maturity in politics stated that the aspirant’s records were unassailable, adding that the SSG has performed creditably well at the state level and to should therefore be given the opportunity to replicate what he described as "superlative achievements at the federal level."