The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Delta State, Olorogun David Edevbie, has congratulated the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Professor) Chike Edozien on his 98th birthday anniversary.

The congratulatory message was contained in a release by the Head of Strategic Communications of Olorogun David Edevbie Campaign Organisation, Mr Fred Edoreh.

Describing the monarch as a father who has always put the interest of his subjects and the state first, Edevbie stated that Prof. Edozien has played very critical roles in the development of not just Delta State but the entire nation.

“I heartily congratulate our royal father and respected Laureate, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, on the auspicious occasion of his 98 birthday anniversary,” the statement read.

“Over the years, Obi Prof. Edozien has supported various administrations in the development and growth of Delta State and has fostered peaceful co-existence among indigenes, settlers, government functionaries and tourists who continue to savour the conviviality of our Capital, Asaba.”

“Your wisdom has endeared you to the people and all Deltans in your over thirty years of peaceful and successful reign.”

“Your Majesty, as you celebrate today, I join millions across the globe to wish you happy birthday celebrations and many more fruitful and healthy years on the throne.”