Members and supporters of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Umukwata, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, have celebrated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s victory and other PDP candidates in the area by burning bunches of broom, the logo of All Progressives Congress, APC.
The APC governorship candidate in the state, Chief Great Ogboru’s late mother hailed from the community.
On the occasion, Special Adviser on Delta State Waterways and Land Security Committee to the Governor, Chief Isaac Onyesom, said the event was put together to thank the people and affirm the popularity of PDP in the locality, as seen from the party’s impressive outing in the entire ward.
He said: “We are also here to make a statement of fact that Umukwata is PDP and PDP is Umukwata. Any other party laying claim of presence in this ward is a joker.”
Also speaking, PDP Chairman in the council, Engr. Patrick Kaine, expressed delight with the event, saying it was the first ever in the locality after the general election.
He described Onyesom as an exemplary leader that should be emulated for his contribution to the growth of PDP and also championing the cause of developing the community.
On his part, member-elect for Ukwuani State Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Ochor Ochor, announced that he, alongside the leadership in the council, would undertake a thank-you visit to all the communities in the area.