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Okowa alleges APC not campaigning but holding secret meetings


People of Koko, Warri North and Sapele local government areas turnout for PDP Okowa’s rally

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the opposition party in Delta State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), to engage in campaigns like the PDP and tell the people their plans instead of holding nocturnal meetings scheming on how to engage in electoral malpractices.

Okowa, who spoke during the campaign at Koko and Sapele at the weekend, lampooned the opposition party for scheming on how to snatch ballot boxes and engage in electoral malpractices instead of winning the people over to their side.

He said his re-election would be premised on sustenance of peace, development and equity in line with rotation of political offices in the state.


The governor, who spoke intermittently in pidgin English, said there was no sign the APC was campaigning in the state because they know they would be beaten blue black in the elections by the PDP.

He said: “Our opponents will not campaign, they will be at home planning bad things, but they will not succeed. We will get unprecedented number of votes in Sapele and all over the state; the opposition should come out and campaign, they should not be planning on how to disrupt the elections.

“We promised to dualise the road, it has been done and it will be commissioned soon. We promised to complete the market, it has been commissioned, the Sapele Technical College has been revamped and in the next four years, we will do more”.

The governor particularly appealed to Deltans and Nigerians to end the pang of hunger, poverty and insecurity in the country by voting out President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC.

He urged them to vote in the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and to vote him in for a second term in Delta State, as well as all the candidates of the party.

Several PDP leaders in the state, including the Deputy Governor of the state, Burutu Otuaro; Chairman of the State Campaign Council, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire; the Director-General of the Campaign Council, Funkekeme Solomon, among others, who spoke at campaign grounds, assured the governor of their support and promised to work for the success of his second term.

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