As the Okowa administration in Delta State gradually winds up, the media has shifted attention to the M.O.R.E agenda of the incoming governor, Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, with great expectations as to what the people will benefit in the next eight years, from May 29, this year.
Spokesperson of Delta State Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has been speaking on these expectations and the lofty ideas of the Governor-Elect and Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori.
Oghenesivbe who was a guest of Delta Rainbow Television’s Morning Ride and Crown FM public affairs programmes recently, said the incumbent governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has excelled in good governance and spread of dividends of democracy to the people, but that the incoming administration of Oborevwori, will achieve much more for citizens, residents and the state.
He debunked allegations of huge debt profile by Okowa administration, saying that “the multifaceted lies and baseless allegations were dubiously crafted by the propagandists of opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state as a misleading strategy to sway voters.”
“The mischievous and laughable electioneering media propaganda met brick walls and could not achieve the set out objectives of the APC and its failed candidate, Senator Ovie Augustine Omo-Agege.”
“Okowa’s EAC has set the records straight, the debt profile of the state is within acceptable standards and funds were prudently and judiciously applied to projects which has upscale socioeconomic and infrastructure development in the state since Okowa assumed office in May 2015, noting that Delta state is solvent, in stable and good financial standing.” Oghenesivbe said.
On the trending M.O.R.E Agenda of the incoming administration, the PDP spokesman said Oborevwori is very passionate about taking the state to a higher level and is adequately prepared to build on the solid and enduring legacies of Dr. Okowa, pointing out that the M.O.R.E agenda is meant to consolidate on the gains of this administration, ensure continuity in government and achieve more for the state and people.
Oghenesivbe further said some of the policies and socioeconomic programmes of Okowa administration will be sustained and well-funded, especially in the area of wealth and job creation, assuring the people that YAGEP, STEP, RYSA, Project GEST, Widows welfare and others, shall be sustained because of the multidimensional positive effects and incredible results of these laudable human capacity and wealth generation programmes.
Specifically, Oghenesivbe who is also the Executive Assistant on Communications to Delta State Governor, assured that the incoming governor Oborevwori, will do more in the area of payment of pension arrears, gratuity, reinvigorating civil servants welfare, training and timely promotions of workers to further stimulate productivity at work place.
He commended Governor Okowa for substantially reducing the huge backlogs of pension arrears which this administration inherited, and also providing the needed conductive work environment for civil servants, built and equipped the best State Secretariat in sub-Sahara Africa.
In his words, “His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has indeed excelled in socioeconomic and infrastructure development, especially in road infrastructure, quality healthcare, sports development, peace building, job and wealth creation, et al.
“The incumbent governor also managed the state resources prudently, blocked all financial leakages, introduced fiscal discipline and many more lofty achievements.
“The good news is that the incoming administration led by our amiable excessive local content incoming governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, will listen more, do more and achieve more for the state and our people.
“The era of M.O.R.E agenda shall be the era of Soft Delta, a combination of the greater manifestation of Okowa’s good Governance dividends, garnished with Oborevwori’s uncommon spread of socioeconomic and infrastructure development, job and wealth creation,” Oghenesivbe assured.