The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has declared that his administration’s focus on developing riverine areas is based on the belief that the people in the communities should not be denied of basic amenities because of the terrain they live in.
The governor who spoke at the campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Burutu, Burutu local government area of Delta State, said his administration was committed to making life better for the people of Delta no matter where they are.
“We thank the people of Burutu for giving us peace, with peace, we are happy to be constructing roads and bridges; some persons will call it difficult terrain, but, our concern is that our people, Deltans, are in those areas, so, we must take development projects to them, they deserve basic amenities,” the governor said.
While thanking the people for their heavy turnout for the rally despite the riverine nature of the area, Governor Okowa reeled out several projects his administration had executed in the area, promising that the next four years would be an era of increase in government presence in the riverine communities.
He said: “The partnership between us as a government and the people of our great state is yielding a lot of results, our people are happy, peaceful and industrious; we know you will vote for all the candidates of the PDP; we are one people, united, focused. Another four years will witness tremendous development.
“We don’t just visit communities because of campaign, to ask for your votes, we visit communities because we are proud of our people, we are proud of the projects we have executed, we are happy with ongoing projects and we are confident of meeting with the needs of our people going forward,” the governor who was accompanied to the rally by his wife, Dame Edith said.
Earlier, Chief P.Y. Biakpara observed that Governor Okowa’s love for the people of Burutu was evident with the number of projects his administration had executed in the area.
He assured that the people of the area and all Deltans would give their votes to all the candidates of the PDP based on the performance of Governor Okowa’s administration.
Others who spoke at the campaign rally include, the Director-General of the Campaign Council, Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Chairman of the Campaign Council, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire and the chairman of the party in the state, Kingsley Esiso.
They commended the people for supporting Governor Okowa and urged them to extend their support to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar by voting for him as President.