The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has unveiled a book titled ‘Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Politics and Power,’ written in honour of his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
Speaking after unveiling the book during a valedictory dinner to mark the end of Okowa’s administration, Obaseki described Okowa as a unifier.
Other dignitaries at the diner include former Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan; Delta State Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, and Deputy Governor of the State, Kingsley Otuaro.
Obaseki said, “Okowa is a unifier while other regions are pulling apart, he has been a partner pulling Edo and Delta State together. That is the leadership qualities he has that other leaders need to cultivate and emulate.
“We thank God for helping him to keep the tradition, pay his dues, play his part, and keep the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) united. He inherited a PDP Government and handed it over to a PDP Government. You have done it your own way. Thank God for your wife, who has been a pillar of stability in the past eight years.”
He noted, “God has recorded your success as Deltans have felt your impact in the past eight years. God will support you in the next phase of your career.
“I congratulate the governor-elect and his deputy and urge them to continue from where Okowa stopped. Governor-elect, you are coming to join the class of Governors of 2023 and I am the senior prefect of that class and you have to learn the lessons of that class. Okowa who taught us will teach you some lessons before you resume class on May 29th, 2023.”
In his remarks, Governor Okowa expressed appreciation to the people of Delta State, noting, “Thank all those that work with this administration as their various roles and contributions have helped in no little way in moving Delta State forward.”