Former Niger Delta freedom fighter, now world peace ambassador, a renowned philanthropist, Amb. Ebitonmo Anthony Alapala, alias Odumalagba has congratulated the governor of Delta state on his re-election as governor of the state for the second time.
Odumalagba, a business tycoon from Gbekebo community in Ogbolubiri Kingdom, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State issued the congratulatory message yesterday in Warri, a copy of which was sent to The Liberator Newspaper.
The global peace propagator had also congratulated Hon. Asupa Peter Forteta, member elect, Burutu North Constituency I, Delta State House of Assembly; Mr. Pullah Ekpotuayerin, member elect, Burutu South Constituency II, Delta State House of Assembly; Mr. Emomotimi Dennis Guwor, member elect, Warri South West Constituency, Delta State House of Assembly and Mr. Emmanuel Sinebe, member elect, Patani Local Government, Delta State House of Assembly on their victories during the last Saturday’s elections.
While commending Okowa on his victory, the Gbekebo field marshal had stated that political figures like Okowa are rare in the Nigerian politics, stressing that the visible transformation of Delta State into an enviable place make his re-election very easy as he has worked so hard for it.
He had however, alerted Deltans to be ready for more development, adding that the governor will be more rugged on development during his second term.
According to him, while Ekwueme, the road master and the empowerment guru will be doing justice in the administration of the state, by continuously spreading development across all nooks and crannies of the state, the Delta State 7th Assembly on the other hand to which Asupa, Pullah, Guwor, Sinebe will be part of, will also contribute their quota in the legislative chamber.
Alapala had expressed confidence that Delta state will be balanced politically with more development spreading to the riverine Ijaw communities across the state with Okowa/Otuaro at the helms of affairs.
It would be recalled that Odumalagba contested the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP primaries to represent Burutu North Constituency, Delta State House of Assembly but could not make it through.