rontline governorship aspirant in Delta State, Chief James Augoye has assured Deltans of lasting legacies when given the opportunity to serve the State in the capacity of governor come 2023.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Chief Augoye gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen at a new year get-together of Delta Political Vanguard (DPV) held at Government Field, Boji-Boji, Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of the State.
Augoye affirmed that since government is a continuum, he would not be leaving projects and programmes of past administrations to rot.
While calling on the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to support his ambition, Augoye said: “I have the solutions to the problems associated with the growth and development of Delta State. This is not to cast aspersions.
“Having traversed the State as Commissioner for Works twice, I have seen first hand challenges Deltans are passing through. I have solutions to the challenges.
“Past administrations have done so well to address some of these challenges, and in the process, contributing immensely to the growth and development of the State.
“Especially, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, my boss, has done very well in this regard. But, there is more work to be done. Rome, they say, was not built in a day.
“Since the government is a continuum, I will not leave room for rot. While I will leave lasting legacies behind after my tenure when given the opportunity to serve the State in the capacity of governor, I will ensure projects and programmes of past administrations are not abandoned.
“In due course, I will be unveiling my manifesto so that Deltans can see how well I have articulated some of the challenges facing the State, and the solutions I have to tackle these challenges”.
Meanwhile, speaking during the DPV new year get-together, Chairman of the PDP in Delta State, Chief Kingsley Esiso said the party wants the next governor of the State come 2023 to be someone who will follow the footsteps of Okowa.
Chief Esiso stressed that the PDP wants a governor that will follow Okowa’s footsteps in 2023 because of the successes he said recorded by the incumbent governor.
“This is very apt because we want continuity in road construction, in health development, in educational development and human capital development.
“So, we have all agreed that we need a governor in 2023 that will follow the footsteps of Okowa,” Esiso stated.
While thanking the leadership DPV for putting up the ceremony, the PDP Chairman announced that a mega rally of the party would take place at the Cenotaph, Asaba, on January 22, 2022.
Meanwhile, DPV, a political pressure group in the state, reaffirmed their commitment to Okowa ahead of the 2023 general elections, saying “wherever Okowa goes, we go”.
National Chairman of the group, Chief Michael Diden said the group had resolved to work in unison with other groups to deliver the next governor of the state.
He urged all governorship aspirants on the PDP platform to pray harder to enable Governor Okowa and other leaders chose any of them for the 2023 race.
Earlier, welcoming guests to the occasion, Director-General of the group, Mr Ifeanyi Eboigbe, said that the new year get-together was organised to celebrate Governor Okowa and to restate the group’s commitment and loyalty to the governor’s political leadership in the state.
He said that the group was not supporting any governorship aspirant because it was awaiting directives from the governor, reiterating that “anywhere Okowa goes, we go”.
He, however, warned that the group would not support any aspirant that failed to identify with the group.
Meanwhile, so many Deltans, who attended the rally, have thrown their weights behind the governorship aspiration of Chief James Augoye, who was present at the event.
Watch video below as Deltans speak in favour of Chief Augoye’s governorship ambition.
TNG reports the rally was attended by members of the National Assembly, including Victor Nwokolo, Ben Igbakpa and Thomas Ereyitomi.
Others were Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori; governorship aspirants – Chief David Edevbie, Chief Abel Esievo, Chief Kenneth Gbagi, Chief Ejaife Odebala, amongst others.