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Office of deputy governor is not contested for – Christopher Ochor


The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Christopher  Ochor has reacted to the social media campaign by supporters of the various interest groups for the office of the deputy governor in State in 2023, saying it’s unhealthy, and never heard of, as the office is never campaigned  or contested for.

Ochor who is also the member representing Ukwuani  Constituency in the State House of Assembly, said this in a statement on Monday, titled: “To my People of Ndokwa and Deltans”.

He called on his supporters and others to stop the campaign, adding that power is only given by God.

Ochor noted that his focus as the Deputy Speaker of the state Assembly, is to see that the agenda of the present administration under Senator Ifeanyi Okowa finishes strong for the good of the people of Ndokwa and Delta State at large.

Ochor said that the arguments had been for and against, saying this is the beauty of democracy as an embodiment of free speech.

“I understand that for sometimes now the social media had been filled with struggle for the office of Deputy Governor of Delta State, come 2023, with my name and other sons of Ndokwa nation being mentioned.

“The arguments had been for and against, that’s is the beauty of democratic governance, where we are given the opportunity to express ourselves, irrespective of our different interests.

“While thanking everyone for their comments, I wish to categorically state that since my open knowledge of political process from the GDM days, Office of Deputy Governor is not campaigned or contested for, but a deep search for supportive partner for the Governor of a State.

“I therefore wish to remind all sons and daughters of Ndokwa Nation, and Deltans at large, that afterall power can only be given by God.

“At this moment my interest is on how we can maintain the democratic gains we have achieved, and sustain the good works of this current administration led by His Excellency Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to enable us finish strong for the good people of Ndokwa, and the entire Delta.

“I sincerely, appeal that this campaign should stopped henceforth, while we all pray for a greater Delta State and the success for our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming coming elections,” he stated.

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