Delta Speaker hails Tribunal Judgement
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya on Monday congratulated Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for his victory at the Tribunal. He also praised the judiciary for remaining the protector of the oppressed.
In a statement issued in Asaba by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Henry Ebireri, the speaker described the April 11 governorship election as the fairest and freest in the history of the state.
“Your victory at the Tribunal shows that the people of Delta State clearly authorized your candidature. “It also shows that the judiciary is the last hope of the common man’’ he said.
He commended Okowa for running a transparent and accountable government and also placing the state on the world map for good, growth and development.
Igbuya who also praised the governor for the pragmatic steps taken to address the problems in the various sectors, the development of democratic culture and stable polity, the creation of jobs for the people and the elevation of politics beyond the mundane levels of wrangling, greed and selfishness, said the governor in the last six months focused on administering the State, with the fear of God and for the good of the people.
““Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is a caring governor. He believes in merit and places top priority on the welfare of the people. He has relentlessly pursued a vigorous policy for provision of social facilities and infrastructure” he said.
Emphasizing that God threw up Governor Okowa to develop the state, the speaker urged the governor to keep up the good works.
He enjoined Chief Great Ogboru and Olorogun O’tega Emerhor to support Governor Okowa in transforming the state.
“There is no victor, no vanquished” he said
The speaker, who further thanked the people for the confidence reposed on Okowa, said the governor would continue to deliver dividends of democracy to them.
“With your continued support, understanding and cooperation, Okowa will firmly expand on the gains recorded so far” the statement said.
The Tribunal dismissed the petitions of the Labour Party (LP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidates in the 2015 governorship election, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru and Olorogun O’tegha Emerhor.
Delta Speaker named Legislative Personality of the Year
Apparently overwhelmed by his achievements, Delta Business School has named the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya as Africa’s Legislative Personality of the Year.
“On behalf of the Awards General Committee of DAMA 2015, I am happy to inform you about your recognition and acceptance as an outstanding person who has made commendable contributions towards the building and sustenance of the African continent. Your nomination is in the Africa’s Legislative Personality of the Year Category” a letter signed by the Director, Delta Business School, Mr. Festus Akpotohwo said.
The school praised Mister Speaker for his integrity, humility and strength of character.
“Your attributes of industry, hard work, enterprise, brand and forthrightness have been of special interests to the Awards General Committee” the director said.
It also praised him for transforming the Delta State House of Assembly, rebranding the state through his style of politics and bringing succor to Deltans at home and abroad.
“Mister Speaker is a living example for Africa and the rest of the world” the school said.
The letter dated September 4, 2015 said the award was conceptualized to recognize true continental sustainable exemplars including government institutions, parastatals, agencies, companies, brands and individuals that have been innovative and creative in pursuing sustainable imperatives.
The Development in Africa Merit Awards is an initiative of the Centre for Media and Communication of the Delta Business School.
“The award ceremony will be held on November 6, 2015 at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Central Business District (CBD), Beside Abiola Gardens, Alausa, Ikeja. Time: 10:00am. Red Carpet: 3:00pm and Award Ceremony and Gala Night 4; 00pm” the director added.
Delta Speaker praises Amori
The Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya on Saturday praised the judges of the National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Asaba for upholding the election of Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Chief Ighoyota Amori.
He also praised the distinguished member of the Nigerian senate for his extraordinary leadership, accessibility to his constituency and support for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
“Chief Ighoyota Amori is a senator that is focused on his job” he said.
In a statement issued in Asaba by his chief press secretary, Mr. Henry Ebireri, the speaker said the victory of Amori at the tribunal was a great happiness for the entire people of the senatorial district.
“Amori’s victory is both historic and spectacular. It is the triumph of democracy and a clear sign of the trust and confidence that the people of Delta Central have in him”.
Labeling his victory as a great milestone in the development of the Urhobo nation, Igbuya applauded the judges for keeping Delta Central firmly on the road to development,
He commended the people of Delta Central who gave Chief Amori the mandate to articulate, defend and espouse their interests in the senate.
“Chief Ighoyota Amori is a blessing to the Urhobo nation, a reliable and dependable representative and a politician who is leading creditably with the interests of the masses as priority” the statement said.
Igbuya who also congratulated his colleagues urged National Assembly members from Delta State to continue to collaborate with the state government to enhance even and speedy development of the state.
South – South Journalists pledge support to Delta Speaker
Media practitioners of oil and gas producing areas of Nigeria have pledged to cooperate with the Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon Ovwigho Igbuya.
They also praised Hon. Igbuya for bringing about a more dynamic way of administering the affairs of the Delta State House of Assembly.
The professionals who paid courtesy call on Mister Speaker in Asaba lauded him for his good work in the state, particularly the positive impact on the communities in the oil and gas producing areas.
The media professionals who also acknowledged the Speaker’s leadership qualities, his strategic roles in the development of the state and his immense contributions to the development of the oil and gas producing areas, especially the timely passage of the DESOPADEC Amendment Bill and other steps so far taken said they would continue to pray for the success of the Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration.
“It goes to show that the House under your dynamic leadership is determined to bring smiles to oil and gas producing areas of Delta State”
The journalists while describing Hon. Igbuya as a personification of selfless service to Delta State congratulated him for his victory at the Tribunal.
They commended the Peoples Democratic Party government for its support and immense contribution to the development of the region, urging Deltans at home and abroad to join hands with the Speaker to strengthen the pillar of good governance.
During the visit, leader of the team, Prince Pere Botu briefed the speaker on the Programmes and the progress being made in the state. Discussions were also focused on the group’s work in other states.
EBIRERI HENRY OVIE
CHIEF PRESS SECRETARY TO THE SPEAKER
DELTA STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY