In what may be the final decider for the Delta guber election in 2015, one of Africa’s oldest union, and majority stakeholder in the political firmament of the state, the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has chosen lead candidate of the election, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as the man to beat.
This endorsement was made during a visit paid to the body by the guber aspirant. According to our source who was present at the venue, the spokesman for UPU stated categorically clear that of all the aspirants that have visited them, Okowa stands shoulder high above them. In a rare show of honesty, the UPU stated that if they were allowed to chose a candidate to govern Delta State come 2015, they will pick him.
UPU who is known for being blunt rated Okowa as a man who has tentacles spread across the state and rather than focus his attention on his immediate constituency; he has used his influence to empower people across the State; an attitude which shows that he is detribalized.
In a clear statement of endorsing Okowa for the position of the governor, UPU X-rayed how he became a Secretary to a Local government, before becoming its Chairman. They went further to narrate how he was elevated to the position of Commissioner in various ministries before he became the Secretary to the State Government, handling the position so well that it has not been equaled. Climaxing, UPU stretched on how he was called to a higher office to serve in the Senate, a clear case of always being lifted up. The Governorship position according to the apex body is one of such position that will be bestowed on Okowa in his higher calling.
The venue of the consultation visit we gathered was so alluring that Journalists present supported the Senator’s kola with one of them present telling the stunned audience on how the high flying aspirant has been a major source of inspiration to himm on various occasions.