Paul Osuyi, Asaba
OIL and gas-bearing communities in Delta State, on the platform of Oil and Gas Host Communities (HOSTCOM), yesterday, vowed to mobilise votes for Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s election.
HOSTCOM, at a meeting in Oleh, Isoko South Local Government Area of the state, observed that Okowa has done a lot for Deltans, through executed projects and programmes, to merit second term in office.
At the meeting, which was attended by the representatives of oil producing communities in Ijaw, Ndokwa, Ika, Urhobo, Itsekiri and Isoko ethnic nationalities, HOSTCOM Chairman, Gabriel Isibeluo, said: “All the oil and gas producing communities in Delta State, hereby, adopt governor Okowa as our sole candidate for the governorship position in the elections coming up on Saturday.
“We’ll vote for someone who has track record of performance. We are aware that traditional rulers of different ethnic nationalities have adopted our governor as their candidate, too, and bearing in mind that for you to be an active member of HOSTCOM, you must have your permanent voter card.
“On Saturday, all the members of HOSTCOM will cast their votes for our governor, Okowa, because he deserves to be re-elected. I assure you, our governor, we will all enter Asaba for the victory dance; HOSTCOM will vote 100 percent for you.”
Governor Okowa thanked HOSTCOM and all Deltans for believing in equity and partnering his administration to deliver democratic dividends to the people.