YULETIDE: Dame Okowa Empowers Indigent Women


In the spirit of the season, wife of the Delta state Governor and founder, 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa in her usual manners has presented food items to indigent women in the state

Dame Okowa reached out to the women through the state House of Assembly members and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) House of Assembly candidates for the 2023 elections, at government house, Asaba.

Addressing the honourable members, Dame Edith Okowa disclosed that this is the eight times she was reaching out to indigent women in the state, making it a yearly routine and thanked God for the privilege to give to the needy, adding that it means giving to God.

Dame Okowa explained that she decided to reach the people through their representatives in the state House of Assembly to create an avenue for bonding and to spur the members and candidates to equally emulate the gesture.

The governor’s wife urged the honourable members to distribute the items which included rice, cooking oil and tomatoes judiciously, adding that through the gesture God would launch them into their desired positions.

While commending the People’s Democratic Party’s efforts at reaching out to the people on ward to ward basis in their campaigns, Dame Okowa expressed optimism that come 2023, the PDP will cliche the 29 seats in the State House, saying Delta state belongs to the PDP.

The governor’s wife who assumed the position of a mother and sister while praying for the house members and PDP candidates, poured out her heart in intercession for victory come 2023.

Responding, the member representing Isoko South two and majority leader of the House, Hon. Ferguson Onwo and others who spoke lauded Dame Okowa for the gesture, pointing out that she had always played a motherly role to all deltans both great and young alike.

They described the Governor’s wife as “a woman with a heart of gold” who depended on God for total victory and carried everyone along.


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