By Festus Ahon
ASABA—AHEAD of the 2019 general elections, the Asagba of Asaba, Prof. Chike Edozien, has told Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to get ready to run for a second term, commending him for the massive construction works going on at Asaba International Airport.
Speaking through Obi Godfrey Konwea, who led the Council of Chiefs on inspection visit to the airport, yesterday, the Asagba expressed satisfaction at the level of work done at the airport.
Disclosing that the monarch was on medical vacation, he said: “He asked us to inspect the airport, we have seen and this is wonderful. This is a great job that we are seeing here, we say a great thank you to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for what is happening here.
“The Asaba people are peaceful and patient does not mean that we are weak. We have witnessed three democratically elected governors in our state, this administration has not received half of the money others received but it has done very well.
“From what we seen, we the entire Asaba people and those residing in Asaba are grateful to Governor Okowa, we ask him to prepare for possibly third term in office.”
Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, thanked the Asagba-in-Council for taking time to inspect the projects being executed, noting that the governor had created new towns and cities with the provision of infrastructure.
Special Project Director for the airport, Mr. Austin Ayemidejor, and functional Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Mr. Fred Edafiogor, took members of the Asagba-in-Council through the 3.4 kilometres runway, fire service station, VIP lounge, terminal building, among others places.