Former Special Assistant (SA) to His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on Project Monitoring and Community Development, Engr. Kingsley Forcados has charged Deltans to consider taking the duo of Okowa and his deputy to their next levels politically. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.
Engr. Forcados made the call yesterday in Warri while speaking his mind ahead of 2023, stressing that the duo have truly paid their dues towards the growth and development of the state and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State and beyond.
Meanwhile, Forcados said as far as he is concerned, there are indications that while His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa might be going for the Delta North Senatorial seat to continue his political journey in 2023, his deputy, Barr. (Dcn) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro will be vowing for the Governorship position come 2023.
According to him, the duo have served Deltans to merit any position come 2023 either statewise, National and what have you.
“For a better appreciation of the good works of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his deputy in the administration of the State, it will be rational to assess their stewardship from the standpoint of the nation’s economic adversities when they took over the mantle of leadership on May 29, 2015. When they assumed office, the country was in recession and confronted with various degrees of economic challenges as a result of the drastic drop in the crude oil prices which adversely affected the state’s allocations from the federation account.
“This recurring decimal of paucity of funds, coupled with the inherited debt profile and other huge wage bills to be serviced, no doubt posed a serious threat to the speedy actualization of the government’s well-thought-out vision for the people of the state as contained in its four-point agenda.
“Delta State was among the worst hit, considering that the activities of the Avengers were basically in Delta State while virtually no Oil produced from the State was exported for eighteen months when the Forcados Export Crude Terminal was destroyed by the agitators and this affected the revenue allocation chart from the federation account dropping from second highest to fourth highest crude producing state at a time of high expectations for socio-economic expansion borne out of its enviable status as a rich oil producing state.” Forcados stated.
The former SA noted that the duo of Okowa and his deputy Otuaro have contributed in no smaller measure in sustaining the peace and stability of the state, adding that they have done excellently well in youths empowerment, infrastructural development, transformation of rural areas, road networks across the state, girl child development and what have you.
Forcados asserted that it will only be fair, nice and normal for Deltans to take them to their next levels politically.