Second batch of Ex-militants who benefited from the Presidential Amnesty Programme of Delta State origin headed by its Chairman, Chief Kingsley Muturu have thrown their weight behind a join ticket of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro.
The Ex-militants said that a joint governorship ticket of Okowa/Otuaro in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) come 2019 would scale through unchallenged.
Speaking shortly after its emergency meeting held in Bomadi on Tuesday, chairman of the group, Muturu said the decision of the body was based on Okowa’s “SMART” agenda and well thoughts out mission of “prosperity for all Deltans” that is on course.
Asked to point out development impact in Bomadi and other Ijaw areas by the Okowa administration to justify the support, Muturu said: “No government federal or state, I repeat, no government, let alone the Okowa/Otuaro administration with limited resources at inception, can, at once, spread development to all parts of a state.
“That is why administrations have at least two tenures of four years each to fully impact on the landscape, he added.
Continuing, Muturu said, “The General Hospital Bomadi has been recently rehabilitated. There is an almost completed road in Bomadi and a few other projects in other Ijaw areas in Delta State.
“We urge Okowa to expedite action on the electricity and drinkable water concerns of Bomadi people here with us before his tenure.
“The results already achieved across the state encourage faith that the humanity in Okowa will do more so that his loyal deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, would also gain political capital in the Ijaw areas”, Muturu asserted.
“With the promise to complete the Ayakoromor bridge at elementary stage before him, Governor Okowa has elected to be a key development driver in the Delta Ijaw nation and we need to support him to do it.
“The Ayakoromor bridge project, upon execution, will create synergy with the Bomadi bridge built by former governor James Ibori, to expand the coast of socio-economic activities and will engender rapid infrastructural development of the Ijaw areas of Delta State”, Muturu stated.