…drums up support for Okowa
By Festus Ahon
ASABA—IMMEDIATE past Secretary to Delta State Government, SSG, Chief Ovuozourie Macaulay, has urged all ethnic groups in the state to remain united and steadfast in their support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in his determination to take the state to greater heights.
Macaulay, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Olu of Warri, HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli, in his palace in Warri, also congratulated the monarch on his emergence as the king of the great ancient Warri Kingdom.
The former SSG, who was accompanied by traditional rulers of Ozoro and Umeh Kingdoms, youths, women and other prominent Isoko sons and daughters, including former Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties in the state, Pastor Powel Ojogho, said he was out of the country during the Olu’s coronation, hence the visit.
Saying that the visit was also to strengthen and rejuvenate the bond between the Isoko and the Itsekiri, Macaulay charged the people of the state to remain united and join hands with the administration of Governor Okowa to build the state.
Insisting that the state was in good hands with Governor Okowa as the captain of the ship, he told the people to give the governor the needed prayers, cooperation and support to actualize the SMART agenda which is aimed at bringing prosperity to all Deltans.
Macaulay said that the emergence of Okowa from Delta North as governor was in line with the principle of rotation of power in the state, adding that
“Delta Central and Delta South had, between 1999 and 2015, produced governors of the state.”
In his remarks, the Olu of Warri commended Macaulay and his entourage for the visit, adding that the visit was a show of love, unity and peaceful co-existence among different ethnic groups in the state.
He said: “We should be bridge builders and promote peace at all times in line with the peace building agenda of the state government. God knows why he brought us together as one people. We should eschew bitterness and crisis. We should therefore, see ourselves as one big indivisible and united family so as to achieve our common goals.”