People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has come out to say that the victory of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa at the Supreme Court is a victory for the people of Delta state.
According to Chief Sunny, the court’s ruling only echoes what the people wanted through their votes in the 2019 governorship election in the state.
He urged APC to be mature about the ruling and accept the judgment so the state can develop.
He added that Ifeanyi Okowa would definitely fasten the pace of development in Delta State now that his distractions are over.
His words, “Although Okowa had been performing creditably well despite the obstruction of the court cases, the Supreme Court ruling today has opened the road for the hard-working governor to perform excellently well in the development of Delta State.”
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Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa (born 8 July 1959) is a Nigerian politician who is the incumbent Governor of Delta State. He was inaugurated as a governor on 29 May 2015 after winning the state elections conducted in April 2015. Before his governorship, he was elected senator for Delta North, in Delta State, Nigeria, in the April 2011 national elections. He ran on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He is an Ika from Owa-Alero in Delta State, Nigeria. He is also the first person from Anioma to clinch the governorship position of Delta State. He was re-elected as the governor of Delta State on May 29, 2019.
Okowa was born at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. He attended Edo College, Benin City (1970–1976), then went on to the University of Ibadan where he studied Medicine and Surgery, graduating in 1981 with an MBBS degree. After leaving the National Youth Service Corps, he worked with the Bendel State Hospitals Management Board as a Medical Officer. He entered private practice as Director, Victory Medical Centre, Igbanke in 1986.
He was honoured as Man of the year 2017 by the Independent Newspaper at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos. The award was presented by Alhaji Ismalis Isa Funtu.
In 2017, he bagged the highest award of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan-Nigeria as the Alumni of the year 2016, where he successfully delivered a lecture titled “Good Governance for Wealth Creation and Sustainable Development: Experience and Lessons” at the 2017 edition of University of Ibadan Alumni lecture organised by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA).
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