Delta 2023: I’m coming With SMART PLUS Agenda To Complement Okowa’s Efforts… Iyovwaye
A Frontline gubernatorial aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party PDP, chapter of Delta State, Deacon Chris Iyovwayale has reiterated his commitment to consolidating the existing foundation, hence SMART AGENDA of the incumbent Government, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, if elected the next Governor at the 2023 general election.
Deacon Iyovwaye stated this today, Thursday, when he officially expressed his interest in the governorship race, at the party’s Secretariat, in Asaba, Delta State’s capital, pointing out that he has the capability to bring enviable development to the State.
Addressing the party’s stakeholders, the renowned busines mogul restated that his SMART PLUS agenda, if elected would predicate upon security, education, health and industrialisation of Delta”, noting that those are his motivations.
“By the grace of God, I have what it takes to develop the state.
Our present Government’s agenda is everywhere. The agenda is going to dwell on security, education and to industrialise Delta.
I make bold to say that industrialization is what we need.
The illustrious son of Aghalokpe described Government as a continuum, stressing that he is determined to imbibe the attributes of past Governors who had, according to him, left footprints ‘in the sands of time’ insisting that “no one can succeed unless we understand the dynamism of continuum in government.
“I want to recognize the legacy of Ibori, Uduagha and his Excellency Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.”
The prospective Governor of Delta State amidst optimism, maintained that his interest in succeeding Okowa was borne out of his unflinching confidence in the value he can bring to the state, while applauding the Governor for his existing SMART AGENDA which he noted had yielded tremendous development of the ‘nooks and crannies’ of the State.
“I’m interested in the governorship of Delta because of the value I think I can to bring to Delta because Delta, as it were has everything inside.
“As a matter of fact, our amiable Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has exhibited his SMART AGENDA and in adding to that SMART AGENDA, I’ve been able to identify a number of areas. And some of the reasons I’m motivated in this office is that week in week out, I engage with our youths. And I’m proud to say that gathered here today is a lot of them. I see their needs and I believe that the agenda that we bring to the table that will address issues like energy, education, industrialization and health care. I believe that if marshalled out, most of the youths you see week in and week out can be brought in and make their lives meaningful.”
Responding, the State party chairman, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso
commended the governorship hopeful, describing him as “a good party man”, lauding his SMART PLUS AGENDA.
Speaking, Esiso said: “You spoke wonderfully well. I particularly appreciate your acknowledgement of what our dear Governor has done. I appreciate your agenda. SMART PLUS AGENDA.
“It’s simply to add to what is on ground. It’s just to add value to what we have. Development is a continuous process.”
The party boss, urged Iyovwaye no to relent in making do his campaign promises, saying “it is always good for aspirants to have vision and you should also bring your vision to fruition.
Continuing, Esiso without mincing words informed that as the party chairman, he would ‘leave no stone unturned’ in providing all aspirants enabling ground but would not support anyone of them.
Hear him: “For you to come out, you must have a clear vision. I can testify that you have the vision. Our job as party leaders is to give all our members equal opportunity. We provide equal opportunity for all.
It is not my business to campaign for you; it’s not my business to Support. As a party chairman I’m not supposed to Support anyone of you”, he noted.