17th June, 2022
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has congratulated Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on his emergence as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s vice-presidential candidate, describing him as an Igbo prodigy an an astute administrator.
This is contained in a statement issued and signed on Friday by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia.
Describing Okowa as a “detribalised patriot, purveyor of morals and a poster personality”, Ohanaeze noted that he will bring political and electoral value to the party.
The statement partly read, “the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide heartily congratulates an Igbo prodigy; an astute administrator, sagacious politician, brilliant physician, creative visionary, prudent resource manager, detribalized patriot, purveyor of morals, and a poster personality, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta State, as he secures the highly coveted Vice Presidential candidacy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo has watched with keen interest and admiration the phenomenal trajectory of an University of Ibadan trained medical doctor from the Secretary to Ika North East Local Government; Chairman, Ika North East Local Government; Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources; Commissioner for Water Resources Development; Commissioner for Health; Secretary to the Delta State Government; Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; ECOWAS Parliamentarian; Governor of Delta State and today the Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
“Available records indicate that from birth, God endowed Okowa with a special grace. It is only grace that explains the mystery behind the profound achievements made by a few in various areas of life, which paradoxically present enormous challenges to many others.
“Perhaps, this explains why Okowa ennobled the various offices he held with remarkable skill, exceptional diligence, elegance, and panache.
“The life of Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa is a veritable tribute to humility, sincerity, simplicity, hard work, perseverance, and the centrality of morals in the dynamics of power.
“As a governor, Okowa had a clear vision which he pursued with incandescent passion, valour, candour, honour and unassailable accomplishments.
“Above all other enviable attributes, Okowa resonates as a team player, a diverse ethnic manager with a friendly finesse and a character comeliness.
“He is one of the few who has sustained in government without the elixir and grandeur delusion that have become the characteristics of many in positions of authority.
“On the other hand, Okowa has served as sub-ordinate, co-ordinate and super-ordinate to several persons without skirmishes. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is a quintessential gentleman.
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor is very proud of you.”
“We are optimistic that your candidacy will add enormous electoral value to your political party, the PDP.”