By Binebai Princewill

Chairman of the Delta South Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amb. Chief Dr. Julius Takeme has congratulated Rt. Hon. Chief Francis Sheriff Oborevwori, speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly on his sweeping victory as Governor Elect, Delta State.

The congratulatory message was contained in a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide yesterday.

The statement reads below:

Your victory in the just concluded governorship election is a testament to the triumph of justice, hardwork, resilience, grit, forward planning, clinical execution and reward for improving the lot of the people of Delta State.

As the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the election, you validated the well known fact that Delta State is truly a PDP dominated State. It is a resounding endorsement by Delta people of your sterling performance in the last 8 years as Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly.

Your election has rekindled the hope of Nigerians, that a free and fair election is still possible in Nigeria.

We single out INEC, the electoral umpire for special commendation as it didn’t allow itself as an institution to be manipulated into subverting the clearly expressed will and wishes of the people of Delta State.

We applaud the security agencies for their fairness and relative neutrality in the conduct of the elections.

In all these, special thanks must go to the President, Commander in Chief, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for keeping his word not to unduly interfere in the elections by using state machinery.
On behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta South Senatorial District, I wish to place on record our appreciation of the hardwork, dedication and commitment exhibited by the Delta State Governor, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and Chairman of PDP, Delta State, Olorogun Barr. Kingsley Esiso.

I also thank our party stalwarts in Delta State, other PDP leaders and stakeholders particularly in Delta South for working together to deliver Delta State to PDP. There is no doubt that Sheriff Oborevwori is the man with the right democratic credentials to govern Delta State to the promised land.

I know that the governor – elect, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori will reciprocate the support of the people by doubling his effort to sustain good governance and accountability to the people of Delta State who have invested their trust and confidence in him. Even as a PDP governor – elect , I am optimistic that he will govern with fairness to all Deltans irrespective of party affiliation or support for you.

Deltans have spoken and democracy has triumphed. It is indeed the will of God.
Its morning again in Delta State.

Once again congratulations!

Amb. Chief (Dr) Julius Takeme, JP, PDP Chairman, Delta South Senatorial District.