Members of Team Ibori for Okowa 2019 have been commended for propagating the political philosophy of a former Governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, that the three Senatorial Districts of the state will complete two tenures in office for the sake of equity, fairness and justice.
A former Commissioner for Special Duties in the state and now the Chairman of the Governing Board of the state Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), Chief Champion Kpatege, gave this commendation when members of the group visited him on Sunday in Warri.
He stated that as things are now and based on the same philosophy, the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, is not just a sellable candidate for the 2019 governorship election, but a great achiever whose performance will make Deltans and non Deltans alike to vote for him in 2019.
Chief Kpatege urged members of the group not to lose focus of the aims and objectives for which it was formed, but should strive to continue to contribute it’s quota to the realization of the second tenure desire of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The state Coordinator of the group, Hon. Edmond Guanah, had earlier briefed their host on the aims and objectives of the group which is principally anchored on the fact that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa will remain in Government House after the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Hon. Guanah was accompanied on the visit by Hon. Markson Ukuli, Barr. Kingsley George, Diamond Eshalomi, Emmanuel Ekporaroh, as well as other local government coordinators from across the state.
Meanwhile, Delta State Government has asked authorities of Radio Nigeria Charity FM, Asaba, to be patient as the government is tackling the challenges impeding it’s relocation to a new site.
The decision to relocate the station was made by the previous administration in 2011 based on the hazards posed to air traffic by the height of the radio station mast and the interference of the signals from the station with the signal of air control facilities at the Asaba International Airport.
A statement issued in Asaba on Monday by the Media Assistant to the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Sam Ijeh, disclosed that approval for the assistance sought by the station could not be obtained before the expiration of the tenure of the previous administration in May 2015.
According to the statement, on assumption of duty by the present administration, a memo requesting for appropriate land and a cash grant of twenty million Naira to assist the station to relocate was approved by the state Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, and the process to release the fund to the station is on.
The statement revealed that the State Commissioner for Lands, Surveys and Urban Development has been informed of the approval and requested to seek for an appropriate land for the radio station.
Mr. Ijeh, however, noted that most plots of land in the vicinity the station seeks the land had been allocated and it may take a little while to secure an appropriate land for the station.