The Executive Assistant on Communications to Delta State Governor, Olorogun Barr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, says Deltans voted for the Governor-Elect, Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, because of his outstanding performance, integrity, good character and competence exhibited over the years.
Oghenesivbe who made the claim while speaking as a guest of Crown FM and Delta Television public affairs programme ‘Morning Ride’ on Tuesday, said Oborevwori is unarguably the best person to govern Delta State at this time because he’s adequately prepared, accessible, humble and has the required leadership skills to build on the enduring legacies of the incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.
He debunked insinuations by the opposition political critics that Governor-Elect was imposed on the people by Goernor Okowa, pointing out that the Oborevwori won the party’s governorship primary that was keenly contested, free, fair, transparent, and that the entire voting and results collation process was televised live on national television such that no aspirant challenged the process which led to his victory.
Oghenesivbe, who is also the spokesperson of Delta PDP Campaign Council, further disclosed that the M.O.R.E Agenda is to advance Delta State through Meaningful Development, Opportunity for all Deltans, bring about realistic reforms and enhanced peace and security.
He added that the incoming Oborevwori’s administration will improve on the good governance strides of governor Okowa to bring about progress, peace and prosperity for the people, beginning from May 29, this year.
On the petitions filed at the Election Petition Tribunal by opposition parties – the Social Democratic Party, SDP and APC, and their candidates Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege- Oghenesivbe said it will end in praise for his principal and Governor-Elect, noting that the election results were collated, computed and declared based on number of voters accredited on the BVAS machines, making it credible and difficult to set aside by the Tribunal and the Courts.
He berated Senator Agege and Gbagi, over what he called “undemocratic attitude for not accepting defeat at the polls,” urging them to emulate the patriotic spirit exhibited by candidates of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and that of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Great Ogboru and Engr Goodnews Goodman Agbi, respectively, who paid congratulatory visits to the incoming governor of Delta State, Elder Oborevwori.
Oghenesivbe, a full member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, and Distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management, DCISM, noted that to win governorship election, the political party must have solid structure…
Must be trusted by the people while the candidate must have excelled in previous assigned responsibilities in public spheres, saying that the combination of these essential requirements gave PDP and Oborevwori a resounding landslide victory on March 18 and in twenty one local governments out of 25 LGAs in the state.
According to him, “Senator Agege failed woefully at the polls because Deltans do not compensate deviant citizens for their criminal propensity and unholy activities.
“Agege misfired by thinking that because the APC national government compensated him over his odious roles in mace snatching at the National Assembly, which aborted the impeachment of Mr President, same will be accorded him at the state level by winning the Guber election via APC crude influence. This is where he got it wrong.
“The repulsive and vexed negative personality traits of Senator Agege shall go a long way in affecting his future political career in the state, and that he will be rejected at the polls again should he decide to run for the office of Governor in 2027.
“The results of the election was collated, computed and declared based on the number of accredited voters captured by INEC BVAS machines, as well as votes scored by each political party.
“Agents of parties inspected the BVAS machines to confirm the figures recorded, votes were counted in the presence of party agents and each of the agents signed for their respective political parties at the units, Ward and LGAs collation points and centres.
“Therefore, it will be difficult for Agege and Gbagi to fault the victory of my amiable Principal and incoming governor of Delta State, Elder Oborevwori. It will end as exercise in futility for the litigants. Agege and Gbagi are chasing shadows and wasting money unnecessarily. Their people need the money to start small scale businesses.
“The huge funds that will be wasted on legal fees and logistics can be deployed by Olorogun Gbagi and Senator Agege to empower their people, send them to skills acquisition centres for training, give them financial grants to start small scale businesses as this administration have been doing, raising young entrepreneurs and millionaires under Governor Okowa.
“Senator Agege failed at the polls because majority of our people abhors criminality, arrogance, selfish political interest and can’t reward Agege over uncomplimentary negative personality traits and poor leadership style exhibited over the years. They simply could not trust him to be their governor and that was it.
“The Governor-Elect was the man our people yearned for, campaigned for, preferred and they massively voted for him across the state, and he legally and morally holds the Peoples’ mandate which is now a social contract between the incoming governor and the people.
“Oborevwori’s M.O.RE agenda will perfect his social contract with Deltans through good governance and overall development of the state, beginning from May 29, this year,” Oghenesivbe said.