Igbo indigenes residing in Asaba and environs have endorsed the Delta
State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governorship flag bearer, Senator
Ifeanyi Okowa as the next governor of Delta State and thrown their
weight behind all the PDP candidates contesting for the various
elective positions in the State in the forthcoming 2015 general

Delta PDP governorship flagbearer, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa

Delta PDP governorship flagbearer, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa

The endorsement was made at a well attended inaugural meeting of
Nzuko Owuwanyanwu, a pan Igbo umbrella group, comprising all Igbo
indigenes and collectives residing and operating within and around
Asaba, including communities like Akuebulu, Okwe, Umuda and Achalla
Ibusa, amongst others.

In his opening remarks, the convener of the meeting, which held at
Lone Palm Hotel, Asaba, and one time Ag. Local Government Chairman,
Oshimili South LGA, Comrade Chienedu Okafor, told his kinsmen that
Igbos have not only settled and found a home in Asaba, where they have
been embraced and accommodated with shared brotherly ethnic
acceptance, they have also prospered in their various endeavours and
lived in peace and harmony in their various communities, without
harassment and molestation.

Comrade Okafor, popularly known as C-C further noted that the Igbos in
Asaba have always supported the Peoples Democratic Party, since the
inception of democracy in 1999 and now that the PDP has picked an
Anioma man, in the person of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, as its Delta
state governorship candidate, they now have a candidate they can call
their own and the decision to support him was already a foregone

He told the meeting that, having benefited tremendously from previous
PDP administrations in Delta State, over the years, the same
endorsement which the Igbos in Asaba have been given to Senator Okowa
as Governor should equally be extended to all other PDP candidates;
Chief Peter Nwaoboshi, (Delta North Senatorial candidate), Hon. Joan
Onyemaechi Mrakpor (Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency), Rt. Hon.
Peter Onwusanya (Oshimili South constituency) and President Goodluck
Jonathan for his re-election, in the forthcoming elections, as a show
of appreciation and solidarity to the PDP.

In the same vein, various speakers, including Chief PC Okeke, Pastor
Ekene Okoli, Chief Charles Okoye, Chief CY Nzeakor, Chief Geofrey
Umemmaduka (Aquila), Chief Emeka Agbawo, Comrade Obumneme Ike, Comrade
Steve Udemba (Obiadada), Comrade Ozor and Mrs Comfort Ude, all
extolled the virtues of Senator Okowa, highlighted his wonderful
humanitarian efforts in providing welfare and infrastructural
amenities to them at their time of need in their various areas and
affirmed that they will surely enjoy more dividends of democracy when
he becomes the governor of Delta State, having done so much for them
as Senator.

Highpoint of the meeting was the presentation of the motion to endorse
Senator Okowa and all the other PDP candidates, as well as, President
Goodluck Jonathan, which was moved by Chief PC Okeke and supported by
Chief Charles Okoye to the loud ovation and acceptance of all the
members of Nzuko Owuwanyanwu at the highly successful meeting.

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