By Festus Ahon
ASABA—DELTA State governor, Sen Ifeanyi Okowa, has said Nigeria would attract direct foreign investment and earn more respect among comity of nations if the 2019 general election is free and credible.
Okowa stated this yesterday when the recently inaugurated executive committee of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, led by Apostle Sylvanus Okorote paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.
He said:”The church should pray for our country Nigeria and the state. The Church should make its position known so that we can have free and fair elections in Nigeria because, if we have credible elections, the comity of nations will have respect for us and there will be direct foreign investment.
“We need to do a lot more to ensure that our elections are free, fair and credible. I hope that the INEC and security agencies will play their part, but it falls on every Nigerian to ensure that we have a free and fair election.
He said his administration was making effort to complete the Warri/Sapele Road, especially the Enerhen Junction, Trans Warri/Ode-Itsekiri Road and the Ughelli/Asaba Road.
he said the continuous partnership between the church and government can only lead to positive results.
Earlier in his remarks, Okorete said: “We appreciate you for the development projects going on in different parts of the state. We appreciate the security apparatus you have put in place to reduce kidnapping in the state. Your peaceful disposition has also quelled communal violence in the state.”