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Delta Central 2023 Inaugurates National Executive, BoT

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Chief Ighoyota Amori

…As Izeze Emerges 1st Vice Chairman

In a bid to strengthen the existing unity in Delta State for onward development, a lobby group under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) known as Delta Central 2023, on Saturday inaugurated its National Executive and Board of Trustees to pilot the affairs of the group ahead of the 2023 elections, just as the Chairman, Delta State Capital Territory Development Agency, Chief Ighoyota Amori JP, Serving Honourable Member Representing Ughelli South Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. (Barr.) Comr. Izeze R. Y. Reuben and Barr. William Etubebi emerged National Chairman, First Vice Chairman and Chairman of Board of Trustees respectively.

The event was attended by political big wigs from Delta Central Senatorial District.

They included a former Minister of Information, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, who chaired the occasion; the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Sheriff Oborevwori; House of Representatives member, Okpe/Uvwie/Sapele, Hon Efe Afe; former Secretary to the State Government, Hon Ovie Agas; Delta Central PDP Chairman, Chief Patrick Fovie; Hon. Ejaife Odebala; Hon Emmanuel Ighomena; Hon Chris Onogba; Chief Bernard Edewor; Hon Anthony Akpomiemie; Hon Festus Pemu; Chief Fred Majemite; Chief (Mrs) Faith Majemite and Rev. Fr. Christopher Ekabo, who was the Spiritual Father of the day.

Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, in his opening remarks as the Chairman of the event noted that the group was not a pressure group but a lobby group within PDP ahead of 2023 gubernatorial elections and to dialogue with other senatorial districts.

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Adding that the group was formed to work on the actualization of a Delta Central Governor in 2023 and not to antagonize the sitting Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa nor work against the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

A renowned Professor of English and Literature at Delta State University, Prof. Sunny Awhefeada, in his keynote address with the theme:”URHOBO, DELTA 2023 AND BEYOND”, advised Urhobo to be united on a just cause with emphasis on ‘OKIEMUTE’.

Olorogun Ighoyota Amori who emerged as National Chairman of DC-23, in his acceptance speech, stated that the formation and inauguration of DC-23 remains a critical day in the annals of the political history of Delta Central, adding that it was a day created by God to usher in the process of the success of a Delta Central Governor of Delta State, come 2023.

Amori explained that the group was not meant to be a parallel body to the PDP, nor was it formed to promote disharmony among the three senatorial districts of the state.

He said DC – 23 would support Governor Okowa to finish strong, promote inter – senatorial peace, love and unity in the state, and create the enabling environment for succession to the Governorship seat in 2023.

The National Chairman reminded the people of Delta Central that the task ahead was enormous and should not be left for the executive of the body alone, insisting that every member of the PDP in Delta Central and friends of the party must be involved in the process.

Amori emphasized that the group would not be confrontational in its approach, pointing out that it would go round to persuade the people of Delta Central to support the 2023 Governorship project, and solicit the understanding of the people of Delta North and South towards the actualization of the dream.

Highpoint of the ceremony was the administration of the relevant oath of office on Chief Amori and other members of the executive and Board of Trustees of the group by a legal luminary, Chief Efe Akpofure (SAN).

In his vote of thanks, Publicity Director, DC-23, and former Commissioner of Urban Renewal, Delta State, Olorogun Arthur Akpowowo, said with the huge success of the programme, history has been made.

Comrade Izeze who emerged as First Vice Chairman of Delta Central 2023, while addressing newsmen at the end of the event, stated that the birth of DC-2023 and its successful inauguration would further unite the people of the three Senatorial Districts in Delta State, saying that he and others would work in synergy to actualize the cardinal objectives of the group.

The progressive Inauguration/swearing-in of the National Executive and Board of Trustees of Delta Central 2023 which attracted a mammoth crowd, took place at the Petroleum Training Institute Conference Centre, Effurun, Delta State.

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