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‘It Was A Hard-fought Electoral Battle’- Oborevwori After Dusting Omo-Agege To Emerge Delta’s Governor-elect

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Sheriff Oborevwori, Delta governor-elect





Delta State House of Assembly Speaker and governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has reacted to his declaration as Delta state governor-elect.

Oborevwori, in his response after INEC declared him winner in the keenly contested election, said; “Indeed, words are not enough to describe my joy and gratitude at being massively elected by you to serve as your Governor in the next four years. I am deeply humbled by your faith and vote of confidence in me”.

In a statement he personally signed on Monday, Oborevwori said that it is an enormous privilege and honour to be trusted with the government of a great state like Delta.

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According to him; “First, I would like to dedicate this victory to Almighty God because power, as we know, belongs to God. The Holy Bible declares that “He removes kings and raises up kings” (Daniel 2:21). Indeed, “it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy” (Romans 9:16)”.

“This victory is a remarkable mandate for my party because it affirms that you believe and understand that the right foundations have been laid by the current administration to build a stronger and more prosperous Delta state. I celebrate His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his groundbreaking strides in human capital development, infrastructural renewal, and peace building. Mine is a mandate for consolidation and growth, for investment and economic reform, and for making the youth the centerpiece of our policies and programmes”, he stated.

The Governor-elect who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria added;”I have learnt many things in the last six and a half years as Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

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“One of them is that I have learnt the importance of setting the priorities of government, communicating the goals and outcomes of policies and programmes, and pursuing them with relentless zeal.

“I certainly believe that my rich experiences in the Executive and Legislative arms of government put me in good stead to provide good governance to our people. My goal remains to make life richer, better, and more fulfilling for all”.

The PDP governor-elect, however, congratulated those who have been elected to the House of Assembly, saying, “irrespective of your political affiliation. I look forward to partnering with you to advance Delta to the next level of growth and development”.

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Continuing, he said, “Let me also appreciate my opponents in the election for a very robust campaign and hard-fought electoral battle. I think I speak the minds of many Nigerians when I say that this electioneering process has been the most tasking, demanding, and draining so far in the current democratic dispensation.

“But it was worth it all. Candidates now know that they must be creative, resourceful, and credible to win the confidence and support of the electorate. With the election over, I look forward to whatever ideas and advice my former opponents may have in helping to move our state forward”.

“Finally, to all of you Deltans, I celebrate you as the heroes of this campaign. I invite you join me to work together for the greater good of the state that we all love and want to see become the standard for excellence. I believe our differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together”, he added.

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