Cut The Number Of Candidates Contesting For 2023 – Okowa Urges Urhobo People

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Cut The Number Of Candidates Contesting For 2023 - Okowa Urges Urhobo People
Cut The Number Of Candidates Contesting For 2023 - Okowa Urges Urhobo People

Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, has advised Urhobo people to reduce the number of gubernatorial candidates they offer before 2023 in order to improve their chances.

On Friday, December 3, 2021, he said this at the Urhobo Progressive Union’s 90th anniversary celebrations at the Urhobo Cultural Centre in Uvwiamuge-Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

“When there are too many sons and daughters in a race, it creates its own challenge and I believe that the elders have understood this.

“There is a need to trim down and I believe that the time is now.”

He also praised the Urhobos for their unwavering support and contributions to the state’s and country’s progress.

“There are challenges in this country, but I believe there is hope. Sometimes, we worry because we do not know what tomorrow holds for us.

“But rather than continue to grumble among ourselves, it is best to seek God and be patient enough because there is hope on the way.

“By the special grace of God, this country will not go down, peace will return to Nigeria and we will begin to move again on the path of progress.

“We all have roles to play in our own little ways. Wherever you find yourself, either at the family circle or community, try and help or empower someone,” he pleaded.

While praising UPU, Governor Okowa stated that throughout its 90 years of existence, the socio-cultural organization has played a significant role in the development of the state and Nigeria.

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Cut The Number Of Candidates Contesting For 2023 – Okowa Urges Urhobo People

He congratulated the union’s leadership for leveraging their ties with the people to maintain peace and development, as well as for being of significant support to any government in power in the state.

“I know the role the UPU has been in helping to build peace in Urhoboland and in trying also to extend hands of friendship to other ethnic groups across the state.

“By the time our people in Delta State relate as one, then you would have helped government to solve its problems because once you have been able to establish peace, it becomes much easier to develop the state,” he said.

Okowa thanked the state’s traditional rulers for their support, saying they had always been major supporters of the state government, particularly during his tenure.

“He who lends the hand of friendship wants to have a friend,” he said, urging Urhobos to continue to extend hands of friendship to other ethnic nations in the state.

“I don’t believe that we must fight everything through; sometimes a kind word or a conversation can help you to get to where you want to be,” he said.

He praised UPU for honouring some of the country’s most distinguished sons and daughters, saying that it would inspire others to contribute their best to the country’s growth and progress.

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