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Credible poll will boost respect for Nigeria, says Okowa


[FILE PHOTO] Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said free, fair and credible 2019 general elections will boost respect for Nigeria in the comity of nations and attract foreign direct investment.

Okowa made the comment yesterday when the recently inaugurated executive committee of the Delta State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by Apostle Sylvanus Okorote paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.

“The Church should pray for our country Nigeria and the state; the church should make its position known that we can have free and fair elections in Nigeria because, if we have credible elections, the comity of nations will have respect for us. There will be direct foreign investment and the resource base of the country will develop.

“We need to do a lot more to ensure that our elections are free, fair and credible; I hope that the INEC and security agencies will play their part, but it falls on every Nigerian to ensure that we have free and fair elections and stand up and speak the truth. The 2019 election is a critical moment in the history of this country,” Okowa said.

The governor, who used the occasion to reel out efforts of his administration to construct Warri/Sapele road, especially the Enerhen Junction; trans Warri/Ode-Itsekiri road and the Ughelli/Asaba road, stated that the continuous partnership between the church and government could only lead to positive results.

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