The Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday disclosed that he will be back to the Senate come 2023, stressing that the 2019 election for him as governor was a walk-over.
The governor, who spoke to newsmen at opening ceremony of the state library complex in Asaba, described his executive council members as wonderful, adding that to execute projects in the face of paucity of funds depended on collective responsibility.
He said, “What I was saying is that many governors like I am often times wait for much money to be able to execute projects. No, here in Delta we work as a team to execute projects. We may not have the funds but our goodwill has always seen us through”.
Okowa noted with dismay recent activities in the country, especially the killings orchestrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram, and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take proactive measures to curb the menace.
According to him, “My teams are wonderful, the finance commissioner, economic planning, others are doing well. When I got to the Senate, I was helped by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Senator James Manager. This library started in 2007 when Uduaghan was the governor of the state, we stood our ground to complete the project for the benefit of our people”.
He thanked Deltans for their understanding, adding that “we are determined to do more in 2019 because I know I am coming back to office, I will return with my deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro. And together, we shall make a difference in the state”.
Also speaking at the event, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu assured Deltans of his continued support, stressing that “Okowa is very reliable. He will move the state forward”.