The Speaker of the Delta House of Assembly, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori has commended the State governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, for his support towards his election as Governorship Candidate of the party.
The speaker also commended the State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Kingsley Esiso, leaders of the party, the party delegates and others for their overwhelming support towards his emergence as the flagbearer of the party.
In his welcome address on the resumption of plenary for the Fourth Session of the Seventh Assembly, on Tuesday, in Asaba, Oborevwori expressed gratitude to all those who made his victory at the primary possible.
“Distinguished colleagues, let me seize this opportunity to request that you join me in thanking His Excellency, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, our able Governor, leader of the PDP in the State; the State Party Chairman, party leaders, party delegates for my overwhelming endorsement and nomination as the Governorship candidate of the PDP in the State,” he said.
“My distinguished and ever reliable colleagues, it is my pleasure to welcome you back to plenary after the long adjournment occasioned by the activities of our respective parties primaries.
”I thank God Almighty for His protection throughout the consultations to our various constituencies and across the State.
”May I also thank God Almighty for the peaceful and successful conduct of the party primaries in the State. May His name alone be praised”, he said.
The Speaker also used the opportunity to specially thank the National leadership of the PDP, led by the National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, for ensuring a hitch-free primaries and for providing a level playing field for all the aspirants who participated in the primaries in the State.
The speaker also congratulated all the other contestants and reassured them that there was no victor and no vanquished, saying; “It is a victory for everybody and for the party.
” We all belong to the same family, the PDP. Let me therefore congratulate all of us.
“Honourable colleagues, let me specially congratulate all of us for the successful celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the seventh Assembly.
“I will not forget to extend our gratitude to our spouses whose prayers and support are invaluable. We appreciate all of you.::
The Speaker who is also the National Deputy Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, reminded his colleagues of three bills at different stages pending in the House before they proceeded on the last adjournment.
He said that;”The Bills are: Delta State Electric Power Sector Reform Bill, 2022; Delta State Environmental Conservation Bill,2020; and Delta State Farmers Registration, Monitoring and Certification Bill, 2022. Similarly.
”The House also received the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 ( Fourth Alteration Bills ) from the National Assembly requesting the Resolution of the House on each of the Bills transmitted to us”.
The Speaker advised the lawmakers to double their efforts and energy towards early and timely consideration of the Bills pending before the House, noting that; “I trust in our ability and vigour as always to do the needful.
“I must at this juncture commend our efforts in the passage of people oriented bills, motions and resolutions for the development of our dear state since inception of the Seventh Assembly.
”Our collective actions have aided the Executive Arm of Government in the execution of policies and programmes of the State government.