7th, Aug, 2017
The All Progressive Congress Chairmen and Secretaries forum, Delta State, have expressed their satisfaction with the capacity of Chief Osiobe Okotie to wrestle power from the hands of the ruling PDP in the State.
They made their position known last Saturday during the on-going consultation moves by the 2019 Governorship hopeful with party leaders and executives in the State.
The event which took place at the palatial residence of Chief Osiobe attracted all the Party Local government Chairmen, Secretaries, State Chairman of the Party ably represented by the State Legal adviser Barr. Valentine Onojeghuo, members of Osiobe campaign organisation and Osiobe Vanguard.
The meeting started with introductions of party executives from each of the 25 local government and members of his campaign organization.
Various speakers who spoke at the event said that they have carefully and painstakingly followed the activities and antecedents of Chief Osiobe Okotie and have observed that the he is sincere about the task of developing and industrializing the state when voted as Governor come 2019
They noted that however, by virtue of their positions as Party executives, they are expected to stay neutral until the primaries if not they would have immediately pass a vote of confidence on him and adopt him as their sole candidate for 2019.
They applauded the Governorship aspirant for his passion, sincerity and total commitment to rescue Delta state from under development and cluelesness from the hand of Sen.Okowa Ifeanyi
Speaking further, Barr. Valentine Onojeghuo, State legal adviser of the Party enumerated the lofty Ideas of Chief Osiobe as Private citizen and his rare achievements in life, he described Osiobe as a grassroot mobiliser whom he had known right from their school days and how he has consistently pressurised him to join politics to deliver the state from bad leadership, he express his total support and vow that he would do everything within his capacity to make sure Osiobe emerge as the APC candidate for 2019.
Also speaking at the occasion is the Chairman of all APC chairmen forum and Chairman, Secretaries forum, Mr Robert Atagbasha who both admonish the qualities of Chief Okotie Osiobe by saying that APC needs grassroot politician who can inspire the party and others Deltans to rise to the new spirit of greatness.he said he is personally humbled by the humility and foresightedness of the governorship aspirant despite being a successful industrialist and Oil Mogul.he further stated that with this kind of leader who easily Identify with grassroot APC is set to take over Government house come 2019.
Responding, Chief Osiobe thank members of the Chairmen and Secretaries forum for finding time to honour his invitation despite short notice, he said the time to free Deltans from the vestiges of internal colonialism ,unemployment and underdevelopment has come, he frowned at the rate of infrastructural decay and under development in the State despite the huge allocations that has been received by the state since 1999, he wondered how Kebbi State, a non oil producing state was able to set up the biggest Rice mill in Nigeria with the capacity to employ and affect the lives of over 22,000 people while in Delta all we hear are non existent white elephant and substandard projects which does not bear relevance to the life of the average Deltan. He argued that Delta is rich in both natural and agricultural resources and will lead a massive industrial revolution in the state when voted as Governor.
Several of his supporters who were there to witness the occasion spoke on behalf of the women, youths and other organizations, pledged their support to the governorship aspirant and the industrialization initiative he is planing for the State.
The highlights of the occasion was the presentation of drinks, assorted foods and cash to the forum to take care of their transport and logistics back home.