ASABA—The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has thrown his support to the recent endorsement of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State by the people of Anioma, describing it as a welcome development.
Speaking to Journalists over the weekend at Benin Airport, Obi said he was particularly happy that the endorsement was on the strength of his performance.
“I am happy about his endorsement which was manifestly on the strength of his performance. I live in Onitsha and visit Delta State regularly. I also interact with so many of our people that live in Delta. Okowa is really a silent performer and conducts himself with dignity befitting his position.”
Speaking further, Obi said that not just Okowa, but also other PDP governors were doing well.
“Whenever I visit any state, I take time to move around and see what is happening and most importantly, interact with the people.
“This year alone, I have been to Rivers State where the people are pleased with Wike’s outstanding performance which even the blind can see. I have been to Akwa Ibom State, Bayelsa State, Ebonyi State,Enugu State, the story and interactions were the same.”
Obi said he was in Aba on Saturday and visited one Chinese Company that built steel rolling mill and was developing an industrial cluster.
On his interactions with the management, Obi said “when I asked the managing director about their relationship with Government of Abia state, he told me that the Governor has visited twice.
This shows his commitment to turning around Aba. I moved around Aba and saw evidence of on going construction and commitment.
Commenting on debt situation in the country, Obi said that PDP states were doing better relative to their revenue.