Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, CFR, has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for picking Dcn. Kingsley Otuaro as Deputy. That Otuaro’s emergence was responsible for the ongoing peace in many parts of the State.
Uduaghan, who defined the Delta State Deputy Governor as a veteran in Peace, Conflicts and Security management, made the commendation when he received the foremost Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship aspirant Barr. (Dcn) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro and his campaign train at his country home in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area.
He noted that Otuaro’s emergence as Deputy Governor took the State a step higher in maintaining peace because as a veteran in the peace architecture Otuaro no doubt delivered impeccably.
“When you were nominated the Deputy Governor, i told Governor Okowa that he has made the best choice because a veteran in the peace and security architecture of Delta State is going to be Deputy and I know he will do a lot to keep the state safe.
“I am sure many of you can testify here that in this current administration, the security and safety of the state has been on the shoulder of the Deputy Governor”. Uduaghan stated
According to the two terms immediate past Governor of Delta State “It wasn’t a speech making day but a day everyone present should be taking down memory lane on how peace was restored in the riverine part of the state, which if not properly handled would have put Nigeria’s economy to a halt.
“In all the peace process, Barrister Kingsley Burutu Otuaro was a key player”.
He noted that ordinarily an Itsekiri man would be afraid of an ijaw man becoming Governor but it is no longer so as at today, because people have come to see the genuineness of God in Otuaro.
While advising Otuaro to do more and build a bridge of unity in the various domains, Uduaghan said “No doubt you have the pedigree and capacity to bridge all gaps as a foot soldier for Christ”.
Uduaghan advised supporters of the KBO movement to be honest in their followership as betrayal has become the order of the day.
“For those of us who are his followers, betrayal has become something else in the state, please be honest in your followership of KBO, I am begging you.
If you betray him (Otuaro), God will betray you, so please do not betray him. Follow him with your heart and i know he will not forget you”. Uduaghan added
Earlier, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, who said he has come to intimate Dr. Uduaghan of his intention to run for the number one seat of the State and to solicit his support, thanked the immediate past Governor for all that he stood for and done in the past that brought the needed peace in the State.
He commended him for facing challenges headlong to achieve desired results for the state.
Elohor Rita Agbra
S.A Media to the Deputy Governor of Delta State