It was celebration galore in Effurun, as the Sariki (leader) of Arewa Community in Uvwie Local Government Area, Alhaji Suleiman Jauro played host to Arewa people with a superb party to celebrate the electoral victories of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief Solomon Okporua Ighrakpata, member-elect Uvwie Constituency at Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday, March 13th,2019.
Speaking to newsmen during the celebration, Alhaji Jauro explained that the party was held in appreciation to Allah for answering his prayers on the victories of Governor Okowa and Chief Ighrakpata and to also appreciate his people for their massive support for Governor Okowa and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidates before and during the general elections. He stated that ” our support for Governor Okowa and the PDP was not in vain. So there is the need to appreciate Allah. That is why we are celebrating “.
The soft-spoken Arewa leader also explained that they were celebrating because of Governor Okowa’s patronage for Arewa people across the state in terms of appointments and empowerment as he said that besides his appointment as a member of Delta State Pilgrims and Welfare Board, scores of Arewa people were appointed into various boards by Governor Okowa. ” That was why we gave him our maximum support during the elections. We have never had it so good under any administration in Delta State. Personally, I am not surprised that he defeated Chief Ogboru with such a wide margin of votes because he has also done good things to other non-indigenes and ethnic groups in the state. So his landslide victory is a reward for his goodness “.
Jauro who also advanced reasons for celebrating the electoral victory of Hon. Ighrakpata, gladly disclosed that the Arewa people in Uvwie Local Government Area were beneficiaries of the numerous empowerment programmes of the Delta State House of Assembly-elect while he was the chairman of Uvwie Local Government Council and during his first tenure as member of Delta State House of Assembly. “That was why we also gave him our maximum support during the elections “.
The Arewa leader who is also a PDP chieftain, on behalf of the Arewa people in Uvwie Local Government Area pledged their continued loyalty and support to Governor Okowa and the PDP