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Delta lawmakers seek support for Okowa’s policies, programmes

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Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, DTHA, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori and his deputy, Hon. Christopher Ochor Ochor, have canvassed support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s policies and programmes.

On resumption of plenary, he congratulated the governor on his victory at the Supreme Court and urged the people of Delta to continue to support him in his determination to provide good governance in the state.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Dennis Otu, the Speaker also enjoined lawmakers in the state to brave up as they take on their final lap of this legislative season.

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He said, “This is indeed a reaffirmation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) victory in the March, 2019 governorship election. I therefore charge all Delta people to continue to support the policies and programmes of the Okowa administration.

“I am convinced that the Christmas break afforded members of the House the opportunity to rest and also prime themselves for the last lap of the First Session of the Seventh Assembly.

“The House received seven critical bills for legislative action, including: The Delta State Job and Wealth Creation Bureau Bill 2019; Delta State Judiciary Fund Management (Financial Autonomy) Bill 2019; Delta State Customary Court (Amendment) Bill 2019 and Delta State Governor and Deputy Governor Pension Rights and Other Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2019.

“Others are, Delta State Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2019; Delta State Appropriation Bill 2020 and A Bill For a Law to Provide for Licensing of Radio, Television and Other Matters Connected Therewith.”

He added that of the above seven bills, four were passed into law, while three are at different stages of legislative process. Also, within the period, the House received and approved several requests from the Executive, among other legislations.

Relatedly, Ochor tasked members of the PDP, Ukwuani Council Area Chapter not to relent in their support for the state government’s policies and programmes.

Ochor, who gave the charge during a stakeholders meeting of elected and appointed party members, said, “The continuous support of members of the party from the area, will not only attract more dividend of democracy, but will result in increase of more political appointments for us.

“So members should remain focused in the affairs of the party, avoid rumour mongering and divisive comments, which will not promote the good of the party.”

In a statement by his Press Secretary, Emmanuel Enebeli, he stated, “The party had taken note of our individual contributions, especially during the last general elections.


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