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Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State/File

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta’s win at the governorship election is a statement of unity, according to a former leader of the state, James Ibori.

Concise News understands that Okowa defeated Great Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election held in Delta on Saturday.

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In a congratulatory statement to Okowa, Ibori who ruled the oil-rich state between 1999-2007, said Deltans made a wise choice.

“This victory belongs to the good people of Delta state, not to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alone because the entire state voted massively to re-elect Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who defeated his opponent convincingly. I cherish this unity of purpose,” Ìbòrí said.

“The people of Delta chose fairness, equity, peace and unity instead of discord, disharmony and rancour.

“This wise choice has saved Delta from the conflict and internal contention that has wracked many states in Nigeria.”

He said: “Now that the elections are over, Delta state needs to move on with its normal developmental strides on all fronts; industries, education, road construction or sports, and continue with its normal role; showing the rest of the country the way to follow.

“Therefore, I appeal to all Deltans to join hands with Governor Okowa to advance Delta State, Nigeria’s Big Heart.”