A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sunny Onuesoke has described the victory of Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, at the election tribunal as a victory for the people.
Onuesoke, who spoke to journalists in Asaba, the state capital, immediately after the tribunal delivered the judgment, said the case could not have been decided otherwise because there was huge evidence during the election that the people of Delta, in need of prosperity, cast their votes across ethnic, zones and religious divide for Okowa.
He said the jubilation across the state on the heels of the judgment is a testimony that Okowa is the choice of the people. “I do not see any reason to celebrate because I know ab initio that there is no case against Okowa. We do not have any other party in Delta.
We cannot be deceived. Evidence bounds that Okowa won the gubernatorial election across the state. Delta is a PDP state. Even if all of Nigeria switches to APC, this is one state that will not switch,” he vowed.
Congratulating Okowa on the victory, he wondered why a party which had only 60,000 votes and the others won, few wards in only two local government areas would want to unseat a candidate who won across the state through the back door by applying legal technicalities.